Outgoing Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has denied ever attempting to stop President Jonathan’s second term.
The governor this week joined his colleagues in overwhelmingly endorsing Jonathan as PDP sole caandidate.
The governor spoke through his director of press, Umar Kyari.
Mr. Umar Kyari, who spoke on the phone from Saudi Arabia, pointed out that the governor had never had any disagreement with Jonathan on the issue of running for the same office.
“As a matter of fact, the governor has never declared his intention to challenge Jonathan in the Presidential race but it was only his admirers, who suggested that based on the brilliant performance he has put up in the state, he could replicate same if he becomes the president of Nigeria,” Umar explained.
“It must be made abundantly clear that governor Lamido has never told anyone that he was going to challenge Jonathan in the presidential election in 2015,” the spokesman stressed.