- Governor Dankwambo gave his reason for running for presidency
- Dankwambo said he is best qualified for the seat citing his experiences as accountant-general of the federation
Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has opened up on his ambition to run for presidency in the 2019 general election, as well as his reasons for believing he will be a good president if elected into power.
The governor who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the statement while addressing leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Dankwambo said: “I served as the Accountant-General of the Federation under three presidents, starting from Obasanjo in 2005.
“So, I understand the workings of the government. I will appoint my cabinet the moment I am sworn-in as president because there is no time to waste.
“In PDP, many are qualified for this job, but the best must be presented by our party in 2019."
The Nation reports that during the governor's visit to Lagos yesterday, the governor said the country needed to renegotiate the existing structures for fairness and justice.
Addressing party members, he said: “I want to say that from what is happening in the country, there is no doubt that the call for restructuring must stand. The call does not mean breaking away.
“It is not out of place to sit down and renegotiate because things are almost getting out of hand. There is need for devolution of power, state police, address the financial problem and put the political structure in place that will assist the country in development.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that indications emerged on Sunday, August 12, that pressure was being mounted on Dankwambo, to drop his ambition ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
He was under pressure from some political leaders and traditional rulers in the northern part of the country to step down for Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
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