Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State is among 40 candidates whose particulars were displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to vie for the three senatorial seats in the state.
Daily Trust had reported that Dankwambo had made one of his commissioners, Mohammed Usman Ribadu, to pick the PDP senatorial ticket for him as plan B in the event he lost the presidential ticket.
After losing the PDP’s presidential primaries in Port Harcourt, Ribadu had at a rally organized to welcome Dankwambo back to the state announced that he had stepped down for his boss.
The governor will slug it out with 16 others, including a onetime senator, Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali.
Also on the list is Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje who currently represents Gombe Central Senatorial district on the platform of APC.
Gombe-North senatorial district had the highest number of candidates with 17, followed by Gombe-Central and Gombe-South with 12 and 11 candidates respectively.
The list further showed that a total of 58 candidates, 53 males and five females were to contest for the six House of Representatives seats in the state.