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 on Friday after a meeting of the leadership of the party at the state, local government and ward levels.
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.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of youths from Yobe Zone A had thronged the Government House, Damaturu to call on Ibrahim Gaidam, 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, said: “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”.
On Thursday, the state chapter asked Gaidam to announce his successor.
A communique issued by the deputy governor Aliyu after a stakeholders’ meeting, also endorsed Gaidam for Senate in 2019.
“The meeting resolves that a discretion is given to HE Alh. (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam to present a competent and acceptable person as the Gubernatorial Flag bearer of our great party (APC) in the forthcoming 2019 general elections for our dear state,” it read.