Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has formally declared his intention to contest for the Presidency, in 2019.
Dankwambo has been adjudged as the best performing Governor in Northern Nigeria.
He made his position known on Saturday night, during a meeting with delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the North-East sub region.
He stated that he decided to vie for the ticket, after numerous calls and wide consultations with various Stakeholders from the zone.
“There have been calls for me across the country to contest for the Presidency, in 2019. However, I feel it is pertinent to seek the consent of you the delegates from my zone, before I throw my hat in to the contest.
“Therefore, I have shown interest and counting on your support. I will contest for the PDP Presidential ticket, come 2019”, he stated.
Meanwhile, by his declaration, Dankwambo will be contesting against Buhari in 2019, if he picks the PDP Presidential ticket, after party primaries.