Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has declared that only God can stop him from becoming Nigeria’s president in 2019, if he decides to contest.
Lamido made the claim on Sunday night after policemen were allegedly deployed to Bamaina village of Birnin Kudu, to stop a rally organized by youths advising him to run in the next general elections.
Speaking with pressmen, Lamido says
“The desperation by those in authorities of power today must know that the same God that have made Balewa, Ironsi, Gowon, Murtala, Shagari, Buhari, Babangida and Jonathan Presidents could do the same for me if Allah so wishes.”
“All this coercion and intimidation was because of my aspiration and I must tell them that no matter what, if Allah has destined that I will be President, they cannot stop me or deter me because that will amount to fighting against the wish of God.
“Leaders should beware of the consequences that followed tyranny, impunity and abuse of human dignity.
Speaking further, he added: “I am their father and they are coming to greet me and you are saying they have to ask for permit, permit for what?
“All over this country I’ve never heard of a mutual gathering that requires one to ask for permit, even on Saturday, we were in Sokoto for a wedding where thousands of people attended or even naming ceremonies where hundreds attend, have you asked them to show their permit?, but because it’s Sule Lamido, whoever that is coming to see me must acquire a permit to do so”.
Speaking to the youths, he said: “If your prayers for me to be the President of this country is the wish of Allah, let it be, for Allah is the One that made others like Jonathan, Tafawa Balewa, Obasanjo.”