by Oge Okonkwo
As the race toward the 2015 general elections begins to gather impulse, there are reports that organisations, groups and individuals are urging Jigawa state governor , Sule Lamido and his Rivers state counterpart, Rotimi Ameachi, to declare their intentions to contest the 2015 presidential election.
It was gathered that the fresh charge on the duo came from Coordinator, Lamido/Amaechi Campaign Organisation, Bilya Mohammed Lawal, who gave a full backing for Lamido and Amaechi to join the presidential race and appealed to gather round them and support their ambition so as to provide quality leadership for the country.
According to sources, Lamido/Amaechi campaign vehicles, posters and bill boards were sighted in Kaduna recently.
Leadership Newspapers reports:
In a statement issued in Kaduna yesterday, Lawal posited that the candidature of Lamido and Amaechi was desirable “because Nigeria is in dire need of true servant-leaders to move the nation forward.”
According to him, “presenting Governor Lamido as credible candidate for 2015 is the surest way for the PDP to retain the Presidency, just as I feel strongly that if the PDP is serious about a President that can take Nigeria to the next level and keep her at par with other developed countries, Sule Lamido is the right choice.”
The Lamido Campaign Coordinator equally lauded the emergence of Kaduna State chapter of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Yaro Makama Rigachikun, describing it as “a healthy political development.”