Sule Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is not being backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He said he does not have any godfather in politics.
Lamido said this in an interview with journalists during a solidarity visit to retired general Jeremiah Useni in Jos on Wednesday.
NAN reports that Lamido had earlier paid a visit to the Plateau PDP secretariat where he declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2019.
“I was in PDP before former President Olusegun Obasanjo became president, I do not have a godfather, but I respect everyone in our party; we have the same aspiration as PDP members,” he said.
The presidential aspirant said if voted into power, his administration would tackle security issues head on and try to find a lasting solution to the herders/farmers clashes being experienced in some parts of the country.
The former governor of Jigawa said he will not defect from the PDP even if he loses the primaries for the presidential race.
“All of us vying for presidency in PDP are equal and are capable of ruling Nigeria as president,” he said.
“2019 presidency is not just about me, we are all working for a just and a common goal to salvage the country. So if I’m not made candidate of our great party, I will support whoever emerges as flag bearer for PDP.”
Lamido assured that the party would reclaim its mandate in 2019.