Connect with us

Politics

Why we picked Obasanjo as PDP candidate in 1999— Lamido

Published

on

Facts have emerged on how former President Olusegun Obasanjo was picked as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in 1999.

Former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, in his fresh revelation said that the search of a true national leader who could placate the southwest for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections believed to have been won by the late Chief MKO Abiola led to the emergence of Obasanjo as the president in 1999.

Lamido, who spoke at the 15th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja, on Thursday, January 18, also told President Muhammadu Buhari to be honourable to accept defeat in the 2019 presidential election just like former President Goodluck Jonathan did in 2015 as a way of proving his integrity as a leader.

But the national chairman of the National Rescue Movement, Senator Saidu Dansadau, said the former Jigawa governor was being economical with the truth, adding that Obasanjo was never a candidate of northern politicians, but picked by a section of the military who wanted one of them to continue in office. Going down memory lane, Lamido who was one of the three key speakers at the Dialogue said:

“Under June 12, my party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won an election that was very transparent and we were all part of that process. We all worked for a very wonderful transition and had elections which were credible, open, and transparent but were annulled.

“Somehow, the west which produced the president was terribly aggrieved that their son, late Moshood Abiola, even though they never liked him, they only saw the fulfillment of their becoming president, which is something none of them has done and so.

“The annulment was seen as a ploy to deny a Yoruba man the opportunity of becoming president. Then Abacha came and we all know what happened. Those people who are now laying claim to a new found democracy were active participants in Abacha’s government.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

news5 hours ago

Bolaji Abdullahi grieves over Bamigboye’s death

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Gubernatorial Aspirant Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has described the death of the First Military Governor of Kwara...

Politics5 hours ago

Osun Decides: Why I will win in landslide – Ademola Adeleke

. The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ongoing Osun election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has boasted that...

news5 hours ago

Boko Haram: Army reveals plan to end insurgency

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Abba Dikko, has charged troops to redouble their efforts in the fight...

top stories5 hours ago

Osun election: What APC candidate Oyetola said after voting

Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, has...

Politics21 hours ago

2019: Abubakar reveals his enemies, warns INEC, politicians

Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday, said he will forever be an enemy of anyone that tried...

news21 hours ago

Lagos APC crisis: CUPP tells Ambode what to do, accuses Buhari, Oshiomhole of backing Tinubu to sack governor

The Coalition for United Political Parties, CUPP, has called on the Governor of Lagos State Akinwumi Ambode, to resist alleged...

top stories21 hours ago

Osun Decides: How each candidate stands, plus intrigues, suspense of finality

”Election activities would commence on June 23 with the release of Notice of Election, political parties would commence public campaign...

news1 day ago

Bamigboye’s death: Kwara has lost another great gem—Shuaibu Yaman

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Yaman Shuiabu, has commiserated with the...

news1 day ago

BREAKING…..Ex-Kwara Military Gov. dies at 78

The first military governor of Kwara State, Brig. Gen. David Lasisi Bamigboye (rtd), is dead. ROYAL NEWS reports that the...

Sports1 day ago

NFF: How FIFA president, Infantino reacted to Pinnick’s re-election

Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: