Giadam Picks Maimala Bunu As His Successor
Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam has officially announced the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maimala Buni as his choice for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
Naija News learnt that Gaidam made the announcement during a programme tagged: coalition for inclusiveness and good governance organized by stakeholders in Damaturu.
Following the resolution reached by the Yobe state APC stakeholders mandating Governor Ibrahim Gaidam to single handedly pick a candidate for the number one political job in the state, Governor Gaidam has officially anointed the candidature of Maimala Buni.
Gathered are youths from various groups drumming support for sustainable legacies of the Gaidam administration and good governance for Yobe state. Some of the youths believe the national Secretary of the APC ,Maimala Buni is a good choice for the number one position in the state.
Governor Gaidam told the youths that his love for the state would not allow him to take a decision that will jeopardize the interest of the state and the interest of Yobeans in general.
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, Ibrahim Bomoi, has reacted to the purported decision of the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, to announce an anointed candidate as his successor.
Bomoi, a former director of treasury at the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and top APC stalwart in Yobe, who has been nursing the governorship ambition of succeeding the outgoing governor, said he is prepared to challenge the choice.
He, on Sunday officially opened his campaign office with a call to his supporters to prepare ahead for the coming primaries.
This was coming barely 48 hours after the state governor declared the APC National Secretary, Mai-Mala Buni, as his anointed successor.
The APC in Yobe State had last week given the outgoing governor the power to anoint whomever he wishes as successor.
The governor was also given an unchallenged ticket to contest a senatorial seat.
This decision, though said to be endorsed by majority of the stakeholders in the party, was however challenged by some party stalwarts.
Bomoi described the governor’s unilateral selection of a successor as an imposition which he vowed to challenge.