A former Chief Executive of SunTrust Bank and Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jibrin Muhammad Barde, has called on party leaders and stakeholders in the state to ensure a free and fair primary elections, as the only and assured route to victory of the party at the polls in 2023.
In a statement signed by his media office on Sunday in Gombe, the philanthropist stated that it would be very easy to defeat the incumbent governor because he has not done well in the last three year and has made lives unbearable for the people of Gombe with his unfriendly policies and insensitivity to the Plights of the people.
Barde expressed that an enabling environment for all aspirants would produce the best candidate and ensure victory for the party.
He expressed confidence in the abilities of the party leadership in the state led by former Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo and the state executives, adding that they are men and women of courage, convictions and credibly would ensure a fair playing ground for all aspirants
He reiterated his preparedness to wrestle power from the APC with the support of the good people of Gombe and the leaders and all stakeholders starting from the primary elections.
The statement reads in part”: The PDP in the state has a vantage opportunity to win the next governorship election in Gombe State because of the incompetence and lack of clear-cut policies of the Inuwa Yahaya led government.
“The people are tired and seeks the intervention of the PDP to rescue them from the hopelessness of the APC government. But we can only achieve victory if we are united and ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants ahead the primary election.
“I have confidence in the leadership of our former Governor, His Excellency, Ibrahim Dankwanbo and the state Executives that they can lead us into victory. We already have the people on our side and as for me, I will continue to reach out to our people and build their confidence in my candidacy.”