"Nigeria is bleeding": Lamido says after closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Obasanjo, Lamido in closed-door meeting

2023: Obasanjo, Lamido in closed-door meeting

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State said Nigeria is bleeding but he still believes the country will rise again.

Lamido stated this after he met former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Sunday.

The ex-governor and former president talked for hours at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Pent House.

However, sources said the meeting was not unconnected with the forthcoming convention of the Peoples Democratic Party primaries ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Lamido was also said to be eyeing the presidential ticket of the PDP.

However, Lamido didn’t let out too much after the meeting but disclosed that Obasanjo reinforced his faith in Nigeria despite the challenges.

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A statement released by his media aide Kehinde Akinyemi also said,

“Lamido who declared that the country is bleeding, however, said that his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.

“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 aging 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.”