Ribadu forfeits senatorial ambition to Dankwabo


Alhaji Muhammad Ribadu, Senatorialcandidate, Gombe North Senatorial District under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has forfeited his candidature to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state.
Ribadu made this known on Thursday in Gombe, during a welcome reception organized by the party in honour of Dankwambo, who was one of the PDP presidential aspirants that lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the party primaries
He stated that his decision to relinquish his candidature to Dankwambo was to compensate him for the loss in the presidential primaries.
Ribadu described Dankwambo as a visionary leader and the architect of modern Gombe, adding that and if given the chance to become a senator, he would do more.
He also urged Dankwambo to accept the gesture as he was in the right position to contest for the senate.
In his remarks, PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Usman Nafada, commended Ribadu for his decision and his loyalty to Dankwambo and the party.
He said that the position will give Dankwambo the opportunity of becoming a member of various committee at the senate, thereby enabling him to bring development to the state.
Nafada called on the PDP supporters to continue supporting the party to ensure its victory in 2019.
In his response, Dankwambo thanked all party supporters for the support given to him to contest for presidential position, adding that he accepted the outcome of the presidential primaries in good fate
He congratulated Atiku Abubakar who emerged the winner and called on party supporters to be loyal and support Atiku to became the next president of the country.


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