By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Governor of Gombe State and a presidential aspirant, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has assured the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) his support for every eligible candidate for president if he is not been chosen through the party Primary.
Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who was one of the aspirants for presidential seat made this known to the party leaders at the party secretariat after a close door meeting with the former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his private resident at Olusegun Obasanjo presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta the capital of Ogun.
His words, “I promise to support any better candidate if I am seen not worthy to be the next president of this great Country. And if I am worthy I promise to declare war against poverty and injustice on the people.
“We are a support group committed to salvaging Nigeria’s democracy and restoring the country back on the path of progress.
“It is a known fact that Niehia has a problem of leadership. Part of the leadership problem is a function of poor followership. This is because the followers have brought the benchmark for leadership so low that the people who have no business being in Government and governance have found themselves in positions of power and authority.
“We believe strongly that leadership is only an avenue for the service of the people in order to significantly better their lot through the provision of good governance and purposeful stewardship”.
The still serving Governor also exclaimed that such fight should be the number one priority of a leader in order to ensure the happiness of citizens.
“Nobody can do it alone,but when you understand the people you want to serve you are going to give them the best”.
The former accountant general to the former president also make jest the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun that he was not expecting to see potholes in Ogun but was disappointed with the lots of potholes in the state.
“I didn’t know there are potholes in Ogun state because there is no potholes Gombe state. Gombe did not experience any challenges.Anyways, victory in 2019 is coming to our party PDP.
“We were all shouting we want change, but we didn’t ask how he wanted to change the whole thing from negative to positive. Is he even qualified to make the change,” he said.
The Presidential aspirant, however said that he is bringing solution in a way and manner that is realistic not just change.
“I have been a governor for 7 years now and I am the only governor that came back the second time. We have provided leadership before and we are still going to do more of it.
“We have developed economic blueprint we will share it, we are still looking at the event. I will provide the leadership Nigerians want”.
Dankwambo who described the event as a “Family meeting” with the party stakeholders, said that Nobody can don’t alone. But, the ability to identity the people that can do the work is what we should look after”.
He further stressed that he has offered himself to the party, adding that the party has trained a lot of leaders.
Adding that his visit to the former president is a father and son meeting.