Breaking: Governor Tambuwal formally joins 2019 presidential race, reveals what he will tackle if he wins

Breaking: Governor Tambuwal formally joins 2019 presidential race, reveals what he will tackle if he wins

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state said, on Thursday, August 30, that herdsmen and farmers crises in parts of the country was a major security concern for every Nigerian.

Tambuwal said that as president of Nigeria on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the menace would be looked at comprehensively and solved.

Tambuwal stated this on Thursday while speaking with newsmen after picking PDP’s nomination and expression of interest forms for the 2019 presidential election.

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“I believe it is an ‎issue that every responsible government must address and I assure you we can take it head-on and resolve it,” NAN reported Tambuwal as saying.

The report said Tambuwal arrived at the PDP national secretariat, Abuja, at about 6pm, accompanied by some of his aides and supporters.

He expressed hope that the party would conduct credible primaries “should aspirants fail to go for a consensus candidate.

"I can’t say there is no need for consensus because it is part of democratic process.

"If there is a possibility for it, why not? If it is not possible, then we all go for the primaries.

“But, I believe that PDP of today is capable of organising free, fair, credible and transparent primaries."

Tambuwal further said that considering his antecedent, he had the capacity to confront the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate.

“I believe you need to check back my political antecedents. I have always been confronted with this kind of hostile environment.

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“You remember how I emerged as speaker of the House of Representatives and how I remained there until I left to become the governor.

“So, I am not discouraged by whatever that may come up with as a challenge from the APC government," he added. earlier reported that Nigeria's Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, officially declared his intention to seek the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria. Saraki made the declaration on Thursday, August 30.

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