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A strong indication has emerged that former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo might have thrown his heavy weight behind the 2023 presidential ambition of former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
This indication emerged on Sunday after the former governor held a closed door meeting with the former president in his pent thouse in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Pent House residence, Abeokuta.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the closed door meeting held for hours was not unconnected with the forthcoming convention of the People’s Democratic Party primaries ahead of the 2023 presidential election .
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Lamido had shown interest in contesting for the most covetous seat in Nigeria in the coming election on the platform of the PDP, hence , his visit to former president Obasanjo .
Lamido broke the news when he told newsmen that Obasanjo had promised to do anything for Nigeria.
The former governor while emerging from the closed door meeting disclosed that Obasanjo has reinforced his faith in the country despite the appalling situation.
The former governor said that Obasanjo was still committed to ensuring that Nigeria is out of the doldrum.
Lamido who declared that the country is bleeding, however, said that his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.
He siad “how do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country, because now, nobody is safe again. Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again?.
“I have come to visit my father and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health.
“But, he told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not, because we still need him in this country. And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in the country-my Nigeria.
“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously it is bleeding now. It is bleeding.”