Former governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, has called the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to ensure that the party’s December national convention would be free and fair.
Mr Lamido made the call when he met with ex-PDP Speakers of States Houses of Assembly forum on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that anybody that emerged as PDP chairman would enjoy the required support from all party’s members.
Commenting on governor Ayo Fayose’s declaration for presidency in 2019, Lamido said it was the constitutional right of the governor to contest like every other Nigerians.
He said Fayose had the right to contest even though, the party had zoned the 2019 presidential ticket to the North.
He also advised PDP members to be courageous in the face of what he described as “persecution”.
He said “We need people to be courageous.”
He reiterated his determination to remain in PDP, saying “no matter how hard I try, if I move to All Progressive Congress, APC, my soul will not follow me.”
Mr Lamido added that without the PDP members who joined the APC, the party would not have defeated PDP in the last general elections.
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs said that 2019 would be a defining moment for Nigeria.