OrderPaperToday – A gubernatorial aspirant in Gombe State, Gen. Sylvester Audu (rtd) has sued for peace, transparency, equity and fairness in the process of electing candidates in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that would fly the party’s flag for the 2019 general elections.
He also called on rival aspirants to demonstrate the virtues of patriotism and spirit of cooperative behaviour in deepening the democratic process while stressing adherence to internal democracy and primacy of the people in the choice of candidates.
Audu made this declaration yesterday when he arrived with his teeming supporters to submit his expression of interest and nomination forms at the National headquarters of the PDP in Abuja.
He further emphasized that capacity, competence and character should not be sacrificed on the alter of political sentiment and mediocrity.
Whilst speaking to newsmen on his governorship blueprint, he said: “With the developmental indices of the state, I will consolidate on the positive strides of the outgoing Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo and also initiate some programmes and policies that can add more value to move Gombe to the next level of development.
“Being confronted with the monster of insecurity in the country, it will be my topmost priority to ensure that Gombe will be more secured in terms of life and property to enthrone stronger and sustainable socio-economic and political development of the state.
“Running an all-inclusive governance will be an uncompromised policy of my administration. By so doing, all the segments, tribes and senatorial districts of the state shall have unhindered participation in the the decision making process essential for the growth and development of the state.
“Under my administration, religion will rather unite us rather than divide us as a people with common history, destiny and political interests irrespective of the differences in our voluntary choice of faith and doctrines.
“This is because I’m my active years of military service as Major General, I did not serve this great country on the parochial lines of ethnicity or religious beliefs but for the maintenance of national unity and interest”.
The aspirant however, affirmed that his administration would redesign the education and age-long farming system of Gombe state to add contemporary values that could place the people on the map of international skill and trade exchanges so as to reduce unemployment and boost the state economy.