Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa has urged Nigerians to seek divine intervention on the choice of presidential candidates for the 2023 presidential election.

Mr Lamido spoke at a mini-rally organized by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his hometown, Bamaina, in the Birnin Kudu local government area on Tuesday.

He was responding to calls by the people urging him to join the 2023 presidential race.

Mr Lamido, a former foreign affairs minister, said it would be wrong for Nigerians to single out a particular candidate as the best for the country in 2023.

He said that Nigerians must understand that the situation at hand required divine intervention, urging them to return to God to restore Nigeria’s lost glory through his chosen candidate irrespective of tribe, religion, or political zone.

Bashir Jumbo, a former federal lawmaker, also urged Mr Lamido to join the presidential race. He said his achievements in office as governor and his diplomatic skills had placed him above any other person in the 2023 race.

The PDP chairman in the state, Ibrahim Babandi, also insisted that Mr Lamido must join the 2023 presidential race.

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