- The governor of Yobe said has endorsed Maimala Buni as his successor
- Buni is the current national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- According to APC chieftain in the state, Geidam has done the right thing for party by selecting a competent person to succeed him in 2019
Yobe governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, on Friday, September 7, endorsed Maimala Buni, the national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governorship candidate for 2019 election in the state.
The secretary of APC in the state, Abubakar Bakabe, confirmed the governor’s endorsement to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Damaturu, saying that the governor has officially submitted the name of Buni as the consensus candidate of the party.
NAN reports that stakeholders of the party on Thursday, September 6, mandated the governor to use his discretion to pick a competent successor as the party’s governorship candidate for the forthcoming election.
APC supporters in Damaturu, have pledged their support for Buni as the most suitable candidate to contest the governorship election on APC’s platform in 2019.
An APC stalwart, Alhaji Usman Bukar told NAN that Governor Gaidam had done the right thing for party by selecting a competent person to succeed him in 2019.
Another stalwart, Alhaji Modu Kawu, said: “We are satisfied with the selection of Maimala as the party’s preferred candidate because of his statesmanship and commitment to the progress of the people of the state.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a female lawmaker, Senator Patricia Akwashiki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), expressed optimism that a female governor would emerge in Nigeria during the 2019 general elections.
Akwashiki spoke with newsmen shortly after submission of her nomination and expression of interest forms to seek the party’s governorship ticket in Nasarawa.
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