PDP governorship aspirant in Taraba denies stepping down

Garba Umar

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Taraba, David Kente, has denied stepping down for other aspirants.

Mr. Kente told journalists in Jalingo on Saturday that he had not withdrawn from the race.

“I want to first of all debunk the rumour making the rounds that I have withdrawn from the race,” he said. “I am fully in the race and I have no intention of stepping down for anybody.

“You know that I am fully on ground in the state so why then should I withdraw for others.”

Mr. Kente, a former director of finance at the National Assembly, urged the members of the party to support free and fair congresses to elect the right delegates for the primaries.

He appealed to the PDP to provide a level playing field for all the aspirants to ensure credible primaries.

Mr. Kente is to contest the November 29 primary election against Acting Gov. Garba Umar, the former Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Darius Ishaku, John Musa and Obida Bitrus.

(NAN)


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Tobechi Okwuonu

    A great post on a very important and timely issue. Implementation is always the big issue and key. I see the implementation as in investment issue. But the challenge is: how can investors, big and small, be encouraged to engage, in spite of the hurdles, and achieve the ends? Instead of continuing to rely on policies which are never implemented, I would complement it with capitalism: using private enterprise to remove the investment barriers in the sector, so that both big and smaller investors, local and foreign, can participate. This would lead to creating a type of Enterprise Machine for Energy in Nigeria.

  • Owoeye Olakunle

    An illuminating post! It is time utilities started to see solar PV technology business as complementor rather than competitor in Nigeria, and consider renewable source of energy in their embedded generation plan.