Barely three days to the governorship and state House of Assembly elections, 19 gubernatorial candidate of various political parties have declared their support for Alhaji Mohammad Inuwa Yahya, the All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Gombe state.
The gubernatorial candidate of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Ambassador Moradiya Aiye who led the candidates, disclosed this during the press briefing organised by the Coalition of progressive political parties in the state.
He said decision to support Inuwa Yahya was taken after exhaustive meeting with all the 19 gubernatorial candidates and 28 political parties in the state.
“We the gubernatorial candidates have unanimously agreed to keep our personal interest aside and put the interest of Gombe state in front. Therefore, we have adopted and endorsed the candidature of Inuwa Yahya of the APC for the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Gombe state.
“By this endorsement, we call on the entire electorates in Gombe state to cast their precious vote for APC candidate to ensure a collective change of government and we assure you that together, we will be proud of our collective decisions.
He further urged the people of the state “to come out en-masse to exercise their franchise and vote for a candidate of their choice without fear of intimidation by agents of destruction and anti-democratic persons. The security agencies will continue to protect the lives of the citizens during and after the elections.”
Amb. Aiye said that Parties in alliance with APC candidate are Unity party of Nigeria (UPN), Advanced Congress of Democracy (ACD), Accord Party (A), Advanced Allied Party (AAP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Democratic Party (ADP), Alliance of Social Party (ASD).
Others parties are Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alliance for Democratic, Democratic Alternative (DA), Democratic People Party (DPP) Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), National Action Council (NAC), Nigeria Community Movement Party (NCMP), National Rescue Movement (NRM), National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP).