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2011: I'M NOT INTERESTED IN PRESIDENCY — LAMIDO

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Sule Lamido
Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido on Monday said he was not interested in contesting the 2011 presidential election.

Lamido, who spoke in Lagos, said, 'I'm too old… It is for you in the next generation.'

Speaking at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Lamido said he was not interested in the presidency.

'Honestly, to God Almighty, I'm not interested. One, I'm too old; secondly, I'm too analogue; three, it is for you in the next generation. I'm too old for that kind of thing,' he declared.

Asked for his view on the zoning of presidency to the North by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, the governor said that although such existed in the party's constitution, it was left for Nigerians to find solutions to problems emanating from the issue.

He said, 'You see in the country, there is a lot of chemistry; and somehow, no matter how tough things may be, at the end of the day, it is left for the Nigerian people to solve their problems.

'So, there has always been a lot of agitation, you know and this is a political party. It is there in our party constitution, but again, it is not there in the Nigerian constitution, which is superior.

'Again, people are free to express their own views and opinions.'