Barely 72 hours after the outgoing governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has nominated, Mai Mala Buni to succeed him, another aspirant, Ibrahim Bomoi opened a campaign office to slug it out with him.
Mr Bomoi who opened his campaign officer less than one kilometre to the government house, stormed Damaturu with hundreds of supporters that took over the major street.
While inaugurating the office along Maiduguri road, the aspirant said he was not discouraged to contest even when the governor has anointed the National secretary, who is from same zone with incumbent governor.
“We have opened the Yobe South offices in Potiskum, Yobe East in Damaturu and we will soon inaugurate that of Yobe North in Gashua”, he said.
Alhaji Usman Sale Jauro, Zone B campaign leader of Ibrahim Bomoi, lamented that the governor’s decision to anoint Buni had exposed his injustice and selfish agenda to continue ruling the state.
“Since the creation of Yobe state, all the elected governor are from Yobe east senatorial zone except late Mamman Ali who spent only 18 months out of the 22 years the democratic governors had led.
“Also, all the ministerial, ambassadorial and party appointments for the state were occupied by people from Yobe East. For this reason, we the people of Yobe south with strong agreement with party faithfuls from Yobe north are behind Bomoi’s aspiration”, he said.