Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State has revealed what he discussed with past president Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday in his residence in Abeokuta.
According to NAN, Aminu who addressed journalists after the meeting, said he was in Abeokuta to consult with Obasanjo in respect of the 2019 poll.
“Obasanjo is one of the critical leaders of the country and it is necessary for me to consult with him concerning the 2019 polls, particularly on my aspiration to contest for the presidency of Nigeria,” he said.
The governor expressed optimism that Nigeria could still attain greater and enviable height particularly if the citizens vote rightly in the 2019 polls.
He advised that every component part of the nation should be given an opportunity and sense of belonging in the Nigerian context.
Tambuwal also urged political gladiators not to make the 2019 election a matter of “do or die”.
He described the clamour by the youths for increased participation in the governance process in Nigeria as “justified”, considering the high percentage of their population in the country.
he said he believed Nigeria could be saved if there was a free and fair election in February 2019.
He said, “A moment like this requires consultation. That is why I am here to consult Baba on matters of the moment.
“Nigeria can be saved come February 2019, by free, fair and credible election. By the grace of God we will win the election.
“We should be able to give every Nigerian the confidence to provide good leadership and leaders we can trust.
Tambuwal called on the present leadership to accord them more opportunities to participate in governance process.