Gombe State governor, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo has declared intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 Presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dankwambo, making his intention known during a meeting with party delegates from the North East geopolitical zone, canvassed for their support ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.At the meeting held at the Government House, Gombe, yesterday, the governor said consultations are ongoing on the need for the party to pick its candidate from the zone.
According to him, “We have been making consultations. We felt this time around, our zone should be given the opportunity to conduct and preside over the affairs of the country.
“We need to present a candidate that has a template on what he has done on the economy. To resolve the problem of hunger in Nigeria is not a statement. After a lot of consultation, my people felt we should consult with you, so that apart from other candidates from the zone that have indicated interest, I should also show interest, consult you and go round to seek support of other members of our great party.”
Earlier, the Director General, Dankwambo Campaign Organisation, Prof Terhemba Shija, urged the zone to speak with one voice during the forthcoming primary election of the party.