Governor Inuwa Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe State has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will be defeated in the North-East.
He stated this in Minna, the Niger State capital, on Saturday when he visited former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
According to the governor, the PDP presidential flagbearer has no chance of winning in the North-East.
“Our chances are very high indeed and we are strong in our resolve to work towards the success of our great party,” he said.
He also dismissed plans to work against the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
The Gombe governor said there was nothing like brother and party man, adding that Nigeria was one and went beyond region.
“It doesn’t matter that Atiku is from the same region with me. They are all my brothers and Nigeria is one, we are struggling to maintain it as a united and indivisible country,” he said.
He also stated that he was in Minna to visit Abdulsalami over his recent hospitalisation in a London hospital.
“We came to wish him well and quick recovery. He is our father, an elder statesman, and a well-respected one at that, so we are here to show him that we care about him,” Yahaya stated.