Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has said that Nigerians fell cheap to fake promises in 2015 and got a change that has brought hardship on them.
This is just as the governor faulted the conduct of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, saying the nation must put a halt to practices that erode democratic gains in the country.
He stated this in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti state capital on Thursday during a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates from the state that will choose the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 poll.
Dankwambo, who is also a presidential aspirant in the PDP, said Nigerians deserve better than what they are currently getting from the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.
“Nigerians were in a hurry for the change in 2015 and fell to cheap and fake promises. We must end insecurity,bring hope to our people and not kill our economy through ineptitude. Presidency is about who has the capacity to lead,”he said.
He however, promised to offer the country a better leadership if given the chance.
On the Ekiti poll,Dankwambo expressed confidence that the mandate given the PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, would be retrieved by the court and given to him.
“Governor Fayose and his people fought hard concerning Ekiti poll. We believe that it was not free and fair and I don’t want to comment on the matter as it is in court. Our mandate will be restored God willing. Our members fought gallantly. We will win the centre and support Ekiti,” he added.
He warned PDP members to be prepared for the vendetta that the incoming government in Ekiti State would unleash on them.
In his remarks, Governor Ayodele Fayose,said PDP members in the state would take a common stand in the coming presidential primaries of the party.
He described Dankwambo as a good team player and somebody who has the capacity to lead the country if given the chance.