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|Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Spiritualism: 1:57pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet for Another PDP Presidency
By Chief Edwin Emeka Aboh
In less than six months time, active political gymnastics would start across the country in preparation for the 2019 General Elections.
I am talking about party primaries which is one way of pruning down the number of aspirants who have declared interest to run for various elective posts within some political parties.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the two main parties to look out for because the choice of who gets their tickets for elective positions later in the year especially their presidential candidates would go a long way in determining the strength of supports they would enjoy during next year's general elections.
From the unfolding political realities, it is most certain that President Muhammadu Buhari is going to pick the Presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), but that of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still in limbo because they have eminently qualified aspirants interested in the party's ticket and are waiting in the wing for electoral guidelines by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Some of the aspirants include; the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose and the performing Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. Others may throw their hats in to the presidential ring, but are still watching events with keen interest.
Of these aspirants, it is only Governor Hassan Dankwambo that can lead the PDP back to the Presidential Villa after the February 16 Presidential race.
Without being sycophantic, I want to say that all the political odds favours Dr. Dankwambo because he is the only aspirant that can give the PDP a relax mind from any arrest or trumped-up charge during the campaigns because he is still a serving governor with immunity from arrest and prosecution.
Outside the fact that he enjoys immunity from harassment and intimidation, his giant strides in Gombe State would also speak for him during nationwide campaigns.
Though Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is from the same Northeast region with Dr. Dankwambo; a region that have suffered disturbing political neglect since independence. In fact, since the late Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was assassinated, no person from the zone had being elected President of Nigeria either in democracy or in military. But with Governor Dankwambo coming from the zone, his age would serve as great advantage as he will only turn 56 years on April 4th this year.
Dr. Dankwambo being an erudite Economist himself knows how to revamp our national economy and give it a quick fix from the current recession slowing down every sector in the country.
Besides studying Economics at the Msc level, Dr. Dankwambo also has the needed practical skills and experience required to 'quick-fix' the economy as a former senior banker with the Central Bank of Nigeria between 1988 and 1999. His practical knowledge of the nation's accounting system as former Accountant-General of Gombe State as well as the Accountant-General of the Federation will put more money on government accounts which would be used for the country's development.
Dr. Dankwambo had been a loyal and committed party man who did not abandon the party during its turbulent times but silently worked for the reinvention of the PDP back to national reckoning.
Despite being a Governor of the Northeastern state of Gombe; a region ravaged by the activities of the dreaded Boko Haram, Dr. Dankwambo still used good governance and democracy dividends to wrestle the state from the violent activities of the sect.
When the Buhari Tsunami wrecked havoc in the entire northern region in 2015, both Sule Lamido and Ibrahim Shekarau fell victims and lost their states to the APC, but Dr. Dankwambo tactically resisted the the Buhari Tsunami by getting himself re-elected as PDP governor. This is a great feat achieved considering what transpired during the election.
Another factor that will work for Dr. Dankwambo is the fact that he a scandal-free aspirant compared to other contestants. For Instance, Sule Lamido has case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) while Ibrahim Shekarau has similar baggage because of Dasuki-Gate. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has some perception challenges because at the mention of his name, everyone already knows the reaction to get from the people, but Dr. Dankwambo is a clean aspirant without any issue with any of the anti-graft agencies in the country.
Also, his easy-going stature is an added advantage which he will turn in to great asset for the PDP during polls.
Though Governor Ayo Fayose has declared his intention to run for election under the PDP, but he is technically out of the race already because the PDP has zoned it presidential ticket to the north thereby making Fayose's aspiration a dead one.
Former Governor Sule Lamido will be turning 70 this August and would not have the strength and the agility required to embark on vigorous campaigns for the party. Apart from EFCC case, his age will not make him a darling of the youths who wants to change the fortunes of their country. Some of them are already complaining that he does not pick calls neither does he responds to text messages nor grant favour.
Another factor working against him is the fact that he is from the Northwest region; a zone that have produced many civilian and military presidents for the country.
Similar thing can be said of Ibrahim Shekarau who is also from the Northwest region, a geo-political zone that produced the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling APC.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has the required war-chest, Nigerians already have fixed mindset about him. Though he has being trying to endear himself to the youths, but his candidacy may chase the youths away because they are fed-up with septuagenarians.
Therefore, judging by all standards, Dr. Dankwambo is the credible and stainless alternative left for the PDP ahead of the February 16 Presidential race.
If Dr. Dankwambo could achieve that feat of stopping Buhari tsunami in Gombe State for PDP when President Buhari was seen as a messiah in the north, he will surpass it now that Buhari has become Baba-Go-Slow.
Therefore, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is a sure bet for another PDP Presidency come 2019.
Chief Edwin Emeka Aboh is an award-winning Columnist and Author.
He writes from Anambra State.
Contact this dude on email@example.com
Please note that the view expressed here does not reflect the view of Spiritualism but for the sake of deepening public debate.
Signed by member of spiritualism
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by sarrki(m): 2:00pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Though the guy is good
But right now he's over hyped
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by ugofr(f): 2:04pm On Jan 06, 2018|
I like his profile, if he gets the ticket, I will vote for him.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Nobody: 2:31pm On Jan 06, 2018|
me too.. he doesn't seem pro-fulani like buhari and el-rufai.
kind of cool.
similarly, yar'adua was relatively unknown with no history with efcc or ethnic comments, and he turned out to be best president since 1999.
I'll give dakwambo a chance, he has a clean page and has never been a party prostitute, switching sides upandan.
sai dakwambo 2019.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by FastShipping: 2:43pm On Jan 06, 2018|
I like Dankwabo's profile. He's the next president. People can say whatever they want. Dankwabo can defeat Buhari.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by swagagolic01(m): 2:50pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Is there any grassroot support group for him?
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by SMSguru(m): 3:02pm On Jan 06, 2018|
We're already used to these fantastic profiles. Our problem is far above all manner of profile.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by MORNDEW(m): 3:57pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Lol, watch how those who criticize Buhari cos he is from the north tell you how Dakwambo lived in the east, almost married an igbo woman, and even accommodated Ojukwu during the war. May one never be confused as this political miscalculators.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by FRESHG(m): 4:11pm On Jan 06, 2018|
MORNDEW:I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH YALL ]ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by aquatex: 4:53pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Vessi:I'll vote for him without second thought too
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Nobody: 5:08pm On Jan 06, 2018|
i Don't know why lalasticlala can't bring this article by ordinary Nigerians to public?
must it have dialypost or punch as source before it is posted on front page?
we are all in this mess together and Nigerians should be able to be informed of other worthy contestants and not just atiku versus buhari.
lalasticlala please take it to front page. some dont want corrupt atiku or pro-fulani, slow, sick, old buhari.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by temptnow: 5:10pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Since mbaka endorse this guy I've been looking at him one kind.
I hope he will agree to restructuring Nigeria
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by temptnow: 5:18pm On Jan 06, 2018|
sarrki:SARRKI why you carry your madness for head enter 2018? Why why?!
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Nobody: 5:34pm On Jan 06, 2018|
any human except buhari.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Notedlifestyles(m): 7:04pm On Jan 06, 2018|
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Okoyeeboz: 7:04pm On Jan 06, 2018|
From Atiku now to Dankwambo.
We always knew Igbos can't survive in opposition. All the Biafuro noise was just because they were kicked out of power.
Here's another Chief Edwin Emeka warming up to gather Igbos to go and serve the Hausa fulanis they despise so much.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Iyajelili(f): 7:05pm On Jan 06, 2018|
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Ulue: 7:05pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Party politics is not getting us the real people that can engineer us to a better future
We need independent candidature...we can start small with local govt elections
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Abfinest007(m): 7:05pm On Jan 06, 2018|
from d way they are projectin this guy don't be surprise if he goes on to win d pdp ticket
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by dogstyle007(m): 7:06pm On Jan 06, 2018|
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by jaymejate: 7:07pm On Jan 06, 2018|
If I vote any Northerner, make I die
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by kings09(m): 7:07pm On Jan 06, 2018|
sarrki:So far ur nincompoop buhari is replaced
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Nobody: 7:08pm On Jan 06, 2018|
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by herdekunley9ja(m): 7:08pm On Jan 06, 2018|
when I saw Surebet ...na Bet9ja cam straight to my mind not knowing na this rubbish politicals
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by fergusen: 7:08pm On Jan 06, 2018|
He won't get the ticket.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by ibietela2(m): 7:09pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Are they the only parties?
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by qleap2all(m): 7:12pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Thought he is a Fulani guy like Buhari!!
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by Dindondin(m): 7:13pm On Jan 06, 2018|
sarrki:so who's good? Your Mr failure, PMB
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by malton: 7:13pm On Jan 06, 2018|
With this man at the helm of affairs, I reckon the golden age of the Nigerian presidency is about to come.
He's everything Nigerians desire in a president.
|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by sunbilor(m): 7:14pm On Jan 06, 2018|
MORNDEW:Nobody is criticising Buhari BECAUSE HE IS FROM THE NORTH! Is Yaradua whom we supported en mass not from the same Katsina state with Buhari? Buhari is a political mistake that must be corrected by 2019 take it or leave it.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by sunbilor(m): 7:16pm On Jan 06, 2018|
qleap2all:Yaradua was a Fulani man too. It's not about tribe.
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|Re: Hassan Dankwambo: A Sure Bet For Another PDP Presidency by jrusky(m): 7:16pm On Jan 06, 2018|
Pls who is this Sarrki or Sariki or Saraki? Is he one of Saraki of kwara brother?
Anyway back to the topic all I want is somebody that can push Buhari back to his village his coming back after 2019 is suicidal.
Enough is enough for apc thrash.
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