Buhari The Only Qualify Person To Fix Nigeria In 2019 – PDP Governorship Candidate Says As He Defects To APC




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Buhari The Only Qualify Person To Fix Nigeria In 2019 – PDP Governorship Candidate Says As He Defects To APC

One time chieftain of the PDP in Borno state has defected to the APC, Lawan who was PDP guber candidate said he decided to join the ruling party to actualise his dream of governing the state

He added that he joined the party because he believed in President Buhari’s leadership The 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Borno state, Gambo Lawan, has reportedly dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) where he now seeks the party’s top ticket in the state for 2019.

Lawan, a former chairman of Warri Refineries , was defeated by incumbent Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, during the 2015 elections.

Few months to the 2019 general elections, Lawan said he chose to join the APC where he would be able to actualise his dream of becoming the next governor, Premium Times reports.

Speaking with journalists shortly after submitting his nomination form at the APC state secretariat, Lawan said his quest to become the governor of Borno state is all about giving back to the society and people “that have made him”.

“I am responding to the call of the people of Borno who believe I have better ideas on how to make things work again in Borno state,” he said.

“It is time to rescue Borno from imminent collapse; because our state is in dire need of help, and I am going to do that when elected by bringing more unity, tackling insecurity which has made our people poorer than they were.

Our economic activities have gone to ground zero, the borders that feed our commerce have been closed for many years, youth are out of school, out of jobs and substance addiction is now on the high scale.

“Our people no longer farm the lands because everywhere is not safe; hence they depend chiefly on handouts from humanitarian and international donor agencies,” he said.

“By the grace of God, I am the oldest and the most experienced politician giving my 40 years’ experience from 1978 to date, and up till now, my achievements, especially the infrastructural development, as the elected chairman of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) are still visible and are still a reference point.

Buhari The Only Qualify Person To Fix Nigeria In 2019 – PDP Governorship Candidate Says As He Defects To APC

“Now, having garnered even more experience in leadership and governance; having traveled to all continents of the world and seen how people and communities tackle their societal problems through good governance, I have no iota of doubts that if voted to get the APC ticket and eventually become the governor, I have no challenges in fixing the state.”

He also said he joined the APC because of President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance as “an honest man who always stand for justice”. “I am in this race because I know for once, Nigeria has had a good leader, who is just and honest; whom I believe as the president would not interfere with how the party in states choose their candidates.

I also would want all Nigerians to vote for Buhari because he still remains the best candidate that can fix Nigeria for now.” Lawan said he is not worried about the fact that the indirect delegate system that Borno APC opted to use in the coming primaries may not favour him.

“I am a product of direct primaries, otherwise known as ‘Option-A4’ which brought me to power as the chairman of the largest local government area in Borno state in 1991,” he recalled.
“But even though the APC here in my state insist on indirect primaries, I am not still bothered because I know we have more than 3000 delegates that would partake in the primaries, and I have directed my core supporters to embark on door to door campaign to the delegates and warned them ‘against selling their votes to the wrong candidate’ who would at the end of the day loot our treasury.”

Buhari The Only Qualify Person To Fix Nigeria In 2019 – PDP Governorship Candidate Says As He Defects To APC