- Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has been assured of bloc delegate votes from Taraba ahead pof the PDP presidential primary election
- Tambuwal, chief executive of Sokoto state, is one of the leading presidential aspirants of the main opposition party
- The former Speaker of the House of Representatives was unanimously endorsed by the delegates from the northeast state
Jalingo - Leading Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] presidential aspirant and governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been assured of delegate votes during the party's May 28 presidential primary elections.
The Taraba state PDP chairman, Kefas Dantalab, stated this when Governor Tambuwal visited the state on his presidential campaign tour.
Governor Tambuwal was received at the Taraba state Government House by Governor Darius Ishaku; the state deputy governor Haruna Manu, Speaker of the state House of Assembly Rt Hon. Joseph Albasuk among others.
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"Leadership is a trust from God almighty and I offer myself to vie, first as the presidential candidate of our party, then president of this country.
''Part of the challenges we have today with the leadership at the centre, is the inability to equitably deliver leadership even in the distribution of appointments and distribution of the resource in this country including, of course, various infrastructure development.
"Nepotism is at its peak and Nigeria has never been more divided as it is right now and I believe that with my qualities that I have earlier mentioned, and a lot more, I posses the right quality of leadership required by our country today.
"When you look at 1999 till date, we are talking about twenty something years; those toddlers are now of voting age, and they are in multitudes needing leadership that connects to their generation and as at today, of all aspirants in our party, I'm close to the old generation and more closer to the young generation.
"These younger ones are struggling and saying give us a leader that will understand our communication, our issues so that when we talk about crypto currency, the leader will under what it is, what is required to make it a lawful business and by so create jobs. that is the dynamics of the next world.
"I'm the leader that is accepted by all regions and sectors of Nigeria. Sir, this election is for PDP to loose. All the indices are clear that we can win this election by presenting a candidate that will have the appeal from across the country.''
On his part, Governor Ishaku said Governor Tambuwal posses the the three Cs of leadership - Character, Compitence and Capacity and has the right temperament to lead Nigeria in such a challenging time.
He further spoke on Tambuwal's humity which he said he witnessed first hand while the governor was Speaker of the House of Representatives.
2023: Tambuwal meets PDP NWC members, receives commendation
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the presidential bid of Governor Tambuwal received commendations from the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP on Friday, May 6.
The Sokoto state governor who visited the NWC members restated that having served in different arms of government, as a lawmaker and executive governor, among other stints in public service, he has acquired sufficient knowledge, information, and experience to be the president of Nigeria.
Responding, the party's national chairman, Senatir Iyorchia Ayu, acknowledged the experience of Tambuwal as a legislator, executive governor, and party administrator.
2023: Tambuwal is PDP’s best bet for presidency, says GNC
In a related development, the Generation Next Collective, a group of youth and women’s organisations, has described Governor Tambuwal as the finest candidate the PDP can field for the 2023 presidential election.
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As a result, the groups urged the party’s leadership to act quickly and be more explicit about the path the party plans to take in selecting its presidential candidate for the 2023 race.
GNC’s position was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng by its co-conveners, Barrister Ruth Edehemon and Malam Rufai Abdulahi, on Thursday, February 17.