Samuel Abashe, a retired military officer, was formally adopted by The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Plateau State as its governorship candidate in the state.
The APGA Chairman in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Danjuma, who addressed journalists at a forum in Jos, said the adoption of Abashe was in line with the electoral guidelines provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He added that the decision was reached by party delegates across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
Danjuma said: ”Today, APGA in Plateau has adopted Mr. Samuel Abashe as its governorship candidate for the forthcoming general elections in the state.
”This decision is in line with the electoral guidelines provided by INEC.
”The delegates of our party from the various local government areas are all gathered here to affirm Abashe as the candidate of the party.
”This is also done in line with the philosophy of our party; a philosophy that is admired by all Nigerians.”
In his remark, Abashe, who is also a retired staff of the United Nations, thanked the leadership of the party for finding him worthy to fly its governorship flag in the state.
Abashe, 61, promised to provide the kind of leadership that would place the state on the path of steady growth and development.
He said: “APGA is the alternative that Plateau people have been yearning for, and I promise that when I become the governor I will provide the kind of governance that the people desire
Abashe won the party’s ticket unopposed at the primary held at the APGA secretariat in Jos, the state capital.
The State Chairman of APGA, Danjuma Ibrahim, told the 177 party delegates that Abashe was the sole aspirant that picked the governorship nomination forms in Plateau.
The delegates unanimously affirmed Abashe as the party’s governorship flagbearer in the state through a voice vote.