The Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has endorsed the nomination of the national secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, to fly the party’s governorship ticket in the state.
The decision was taken after the leadership of the party at the state, local government and ward levels vested the responsibility of selecting the flag-bearer in the state governor.
Apart from endorsement of Mr Buni, the governor also endorsed the current Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, for Senatorial ticket, just as he endorsed his spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, for Jakusko/Bade Federal Constituency.
On Friday, hundreds of youths from Yobe Zone A had thronged the Government House, Damaturu to call on Ibrahim Gaidam, as he nears the end of his second term in office, to contest for the Senate seat for Yobe Zone A.
The youths were received at the Government House by Abubakar Ali, the deputy governor.
The leader of the youths, Umar Kalli, who presented a letter urging Mr Gaidam to contest for the Senate, said people in Yobe Zone A, not just the youths, are convinced that Mr Gaidam is best suited to represent them in the Senate given his track record of performance as governor and his personal leadership qualities.
“We believe that although Governor Gaidam is successfully completing his second term in office, we cannot allow him to go and rest. We need him in the Senate because we believe he is the best person who can represent our people there”, Mr Kalli said.
Mr Gaidam reportedly answered their call and decided to vie for Senate, against the former governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim.