A member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Adamawa State, Awwal D. Tukur has on Monday declared interest to contest the position of senator representing Adamawa central senatorial zone, urging the delegates to trust him with the ticket as he has the capacity, to deliver the party come 2023.
Tukur who made his intention to contest the position known in Yola, urged the delegates to bring out accepted people who have the wherewithal to deliver the party in all the positions from the ward up to the presidential level.
While thanking the delegates and other members of the party for remaining steadfast with the party in thick and thin, Tukur said it is through their instrumentality that the party recovered its lost ground after its comprehensive defeat in 2015.
He urged all to particularly support the presidential ambition of former vice president Atiku Abubakar who is the son of the soil so that Adamawa State could be put back into high political reckoning.
Tukur said he remembered the landmark strides he brought to Adamawa State culminating in the rejuvenation of the Yola international airport when he served as the chairman committee on aviation in the house of representatives in the face of daunting challenges.
The aspirant who took time to call the over 100 delegates from Yola South, said he has personal relationship with all the delegates cutting across all the seven local governments of Adamawa central senatorial zone adding that he has over the years establishment a seamless relationship with the party faithfuls.
Tukur who called himself the prince of PDP said despite the challenges and teething problems the party encountered over the years, he has remained steadfast to the party even during its worst times saying such quality makes him a special breed in the party.
A number of party stalwarts who expressed tremendous goodwill on Tukur said he is the candidate to beat in the coming party primaries because of his loyalty, dedication, track record and service to the people, promising to consider these qualities when casting their votes.