Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State says he will improve Nigeria’s economy, if elected president.
Dankwambo, a presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, made the pledge in Jos on Monday
while addressing delegates and other party faithful at the state secretariat.
He said that with his wealth of experience in governance, especially in the finance sector, he was the right person to improve the nation’s economy.
He said: “I have been privileged to work in some of the best places anyone will want to work. I am a qualified accountant, excellent banker and a chartered marketer.
“I have worked in the CBN and other financial institutions; with these wealth of experience, I can assure you that I can take Nigeria to heights that are unimaginable.”
Dankwambo said that he would restore the dignity and supremacy of the party among all other considerations.
He said that all aspirants under the platform were qualified for any post, adding that at the age of 56, he is neither too young or too old to preside over the affairs of the country.
He described himself as a faithful party man who had remained in the party, despite all the challenges.
He said: “I will ensure that I restore the supremacy and dignity of our party, if elected; the APC, today, is full of propaganda; I will not allow us to tow that path.
“All aspirants under the platform of the PDP are qualified, right from the president to the councillors. I assure you that each and everyone of us is better than what we have today.”
The aspirant said that he would secure Nigeria and make security his priority just like he did in his state despite being surrounded by troubled states.
He said: “I will make security my priority when I become president just like what I have been able to do in my state.
“Gombe is surrounded by states challenged by insecurity, but we have been able to secure lives and property.
”I don’t have cases of kidnapping or farmer/herder clashes; we have maintained peace and I want to replicate same all over the country.”
Dankwambo added that having enjoyed free education and some privileges while growing up, he intended to extend same to Nigerians when he becomes President.
He said: “I have gone through primary and secondary schools free of charge; my tertiary education and other courses I did was also almost free.
“I want every Nigerian to be able to enjoy these privileges I enjoyed while growing up.”
Dankwambo, while wooing delegates, advised them to choose wisely during the primaries, stating that only 91 of them would make a decision for over six million Plateau indigenes.
In his address, the state PDP Chairman, Damishi Sango, described Dankwambo as a man with a good heart and leadership qualities, who has been able to govern Gombe State effectively in spite the differences in religion and tribe.
Sango assured the aspirant of the party’s support in his bid to clinch the number one seat in the country.