The Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has reacted to a video showing him “campaigning” for President Muhammadu Buhari.
His Special Assistant on Media, Junaidu Usman Abubakar, on Thursday, declared that there was no reason for Dankwanbo, as a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to campaign for a presidential candidate of another political party.
The governor’s aide pointed out that the video was the “handiwork of political detractors within and outside the state who are bent on destroying the political career built over the years which is visible in the performance of the PDP led administration in the state.”
“This (the video) was his 2015 swearing in speech at the stadium when President Muhammadu Buhari was elected as the new in-coming President of Nigeria. What is happening is the sponsorship of Abuja based nPDP members who want to discredit the personality of Hassan DanKwambo.
“The detractors decided to use the video now because of the growing political influence of Hassan DanKwambo. The developmental projects executed by the administration are testimonies to his growing political influence.”
The governor however reiterated his determination to remain in the PDP and work for its success in the general elections, expressing confidence that the party is now reformed and ready to face the electorates in the 2019 general elections.
On the 2019 presidential race, Abubakar explained that consultations were on-going and at the appropriate time a definite pronouncement will be made publicly by his principal.