The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Northeast, have declared their support for the presidential ambition of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Gombe state Governor, Hassan Dankwambo.
They made their position known at a meeting on Thursday in Gombe to discuss how to clinch the party’s presidential ticket for the 2019 general election.
In a communiqué released at the end of the meeting chaired by Zonal Chairman, Amb. Emmanuel Njiwah, the zone agreed to solicit for support from other geo-political zones.
Chairman of the PDP in Adamawa State, Barr. Tahir Shehu, disclosed that zonal elders have been meeting with party leaders in other regions, especially the North West.
“The PDP North East zonal office has resolved to work for the emergence of either Gov. Dankwambo or Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flag-bearer come 2019,” he said.
The stakeholders noted that the region had been left out despite contributing to the emergence of presidents from other zones, particularly the North West.
“This time around, we feel the North East should be given the chance to produce the next flag-bearer of the PDP,” Shehu added.
He said the gathering, however, condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians in the North “without proactive measures by the APC-led Federal Government to tackle the carnage.”