2019 Presidency: Gombe Gov, Dankwambo Begins Move To Get PDP Ticket

imageGovernor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has reportedly commenced moves to secure the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections.
A top party official from the North-east told Daily Trust, yesterday in Abuja, that the governor has made his position known to the PDP acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
It was learnt that Dankwambo’s interest was part of the reasons the North-east meeting ‎of party stakeholders to scheduled to produce a replacement for the position of national chairman could not hold in Gombe, last week.
The source, a national officer of the party said: “Secondus is supporting ‎the presidential ambition of Dankwambo for the 2019 elections while Dankwambo is also supporting him. That is why he has continued to remain in an acting capacity even when the three months’ time allowed for him to act has expired.
“The ‎party has zoned its presidential ticket to the North, so the chairmanship will definitely go to the South. The arrangement is that when the North-east serves out its tenure, Secondus will still contest the chairmanship position from the South to be able to emerge as national chairman and grant the governor the presidential ticket.”
He said while Dankwambo supports Secondus, the Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku also has his own choice of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu’s replacement as national chairman.
‎The source, who is very familiar with the situation, added that the choice of Mu’azu’s replacement remained a difficult task due to various contending interests, adding that some of the aspirants were “smuggled in” through the backdoor.
“Girgiri Lawal, Mohammed Wakil and Wiberforce Juta did not apply to contest. They came in through the backdoor. Girgiri is the custodian of all the applications. So, he pushed his way in as zonal vice chairman. Wakil, a former minister, did not also apply. He is working his way in with the help of former president Goodluck Jonathan.

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