The governorship candidate of Gombe state Senator Bayero Usman Nafada has said he was confident of beating his opponents in the All Progressives Congress (A)PC and other parties and emerge victorious.
Nafada declared that his assurance was that Governor Dankwambo, one of the few governors in the North elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general elections, has performed well in the service of his people and Gombe people.
He said his experience and vast knowledge of governance at the state and national levels would count for him on Saturday.
Nafada stated this in an interview with journalists at the weekend in Gombe.
He said that as the pioneer Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and now the Senator representing Gombe North senatorial district, he has an edge over his opponents in terms of state governance.
“In our state, the political party the people know is the PDP as far as politics and good governance is concerned. PDP is synonymous with development and welfare of the people in the state, especially under the sitting governor, His Excellency Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who has successfully transformed the state to an enviable height.
“In Gombe, no one can deny the fact that all the sectors of the economy, namely, education, agriculture, heath, infrastructure, and the like, have been overhauled.
“Nigerians are all living witnesses to the Buhari and APC flood that had washed away the PDP in the northern parts of the country during the 2015 general elections, but met a brick wall in Gombe state.
“Governor Dankwambo defied all the APC’s propaganda and emerged victorious in the state governorship election. History will repeat itself in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections on Saturday because the APC government has failed Nigerians,” he said.
Nafada said that in Gombe state, APC members are usually the problems of the state because majority of the members are businessmen and women but not persons who go into politics for humanitarian service of their people but to accumulate wealth at the expense of the masses.
“It is ridiculous for a person who had thwarted President Buhari’s budget in the National Assembly to turn to Gombe and talk about party ideology. A person who has made APC an individual investment in Gombe state is not worthy of the people’s trust.”
He stressed that politics, like any useful ventures, required experience and efficiency.
Nafada, then, urged all Gombe people, men and women regardless of religious and ethnic leanings, to come out en masse and elect him based on trust and his pedigree.
Nafada said he came from deep-rooted democratic cycle from the state to the National Assembly, from green to red Chambers and coming out with a lot of experiences and accomplishments, which he would deploy to further develop the state and boost its economy to more advanced and sustainable status.