- Governor Dankwambo of Gombe state has said he would support whoever becomes PDP picks as its presidential candidate
- The presidential aspirant said he is not desperate to become the party's candidate
- Dankwambo had declared his presidential ambition about a month ago
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and governor of Gombe state, has said that he is not desperate to become the candidate of the party in the 2019 presidential election, Daily Trust reports.
Dankwambo, while soliciting the support of party members and delegates on his aspiration of becoming the party’s candidate for the election, on Wednesday, August 29, in Benin, Edo state said he would support whoever becomes the candidate if there is equity, fairness and justice in the selection.
A group had urged Governor Dankwanbo to run for the presidency in 2019. The Dankwambo Grassroots Networks (DGN) described the governor as the only credible alternative to run for the 2019 presidential election.
Recall that indications emerged on Sunday, August 12, that pressure was being mounted on Gombe state governor, to drop his ambition ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
Dankwambo who declared his presidential ambition barely a month ago is now 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.
The Gombe governor who is seeking to contest the 2019 presidential election picked the PDP presidential nomination form and paid N2 million for expression of interest forms and N10 million for the nomination forms.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Ibrahim Dankwambo, the executive governor of Gombe state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the party knows how to lead the country because it has tasted power before.
He made the comment at a meeting with north-central leaders of the party in Abuja on Monday, August 6.
Dankwambo also urged the opposition party to present a presidential candidate who would be presentable to all.
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