Ahead of the 2019 general elections, governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has urged Nigerians to choose a president that is imbued with sound educational credentials with experience to run the country
Dankwambo, one of 13 aspirants jostling for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who spoke in Uyo, the Akwa State capital while consulting the PDP leadership and stakeholders said it was time for the electorate to unite and fix the country.
According to him, the current APC led Federal Government has failed the people with its unpopular policies that have crippled the economy, destroyed infrastructure and impoverished Nigerians.
Presenting his credentials he hopes would recommend him for the presidential post, his background as the former Account General, AG of Gombe and Nigeria before becoming the governor have combined to put him at vantage position for the job.
“All that is happening now is as a result of gab in leadership. Nigeria needs somebody with genuine certificate, somebody that is strong and a leader that is competent to move the country forward’’, Dankwambo said.
As a former Accountant General of the Federation and key board member of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Gombe governor said his aspiration does flout the rule of age, noting that ‘’at my age of 56, I believe I am still within the bracket of not too old to run’’.
He assured that with the energy and zeal in him, he would assume office ‘’two days after my inauguration on May 29, 2019’’, ruling out the question of medical rehab for days before facing matters of State, at the Villa.
Dankwambo, who deliberately travelled by road across the Southeast and South-South, lamented the deplorable state of roads in the regions and enjoined Akwa Ibom delegates to return him at the party primary and nominations later this year.
However, party leadership led by Obong Paul Ekpo and stakeholders including Senators Anietie Okon, Emmanuel Ibokessien, Effiong Bob and former minister of Lands and Housing, Chief Nduese Essien, all assured Dankwambo, of block Akwa Ibom votes at the delegates’ polls.