– The PDP senatorial candidate for Gombe North, Alhaji Muhammad Ribadu, has stepped down for the state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo
– Ribadu forfeited his candidature to Dankwambo to compensate him for the loss in the presidential primaries
– In response, Dankwambo said he needed to consult widely before taking a decision on the offer
Alhaji Muhammad Ribadu, senatorial candidate, Gombe North senatorial district under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has relinquished his candidature to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state.
Ribadu stated this in Gombe on Thursday, October 11, during a welcome reception organized by the party in honour of Dankwambo, who was one of the PDP presidential aspirants that lost to former vice president Atiku Abubakar in the party primaries, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that he said that he decided to forfeit his candidature to Dankwambo to compensate him for the loss in the presidential primaries.
He described Dankwambo as a visionary leader and the architect of modern Gombe, adding that if given the chance to become a senator, he would do more.
He urged Dankwambo to accept the gesture as he was in the right position to contest for the Senate.
In his remarks, PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Usman Nafada, commended Ribadu for his decision and his loyalty to Dankwambo and the party.
He said that the position will give Dankwambo the opportunity of becoming a member of various committees at the Senate, thereby enabling him to bring development to the state.
Nafada called on the PDP supporters to continue supporting the party to ensure its victory in 2019.
In his response, Dankwambo thanked all party supporters for the support given to him to contest for presidential position.
He said that he accepted the outcome of the presidential primaries in good fate and had congratulated Atiku Abubakar who emerged the winner.
He called on party supporters to be loyal and support Atiku to become the next president of the country.
With regards to the offer made to him to contest for the senatorial seat, he said he needed to consult widely before taking a decision on the offer.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 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. The meeting was also attended by Senator Dino Melaye and former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam.
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