Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate in Nasarawa State, Joseph Ewuga, has thrown his weight behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu.
Ewuga announced his decision to step down from the race and join forces with the PDP’s candidate at a press conference in Lafia, the state capital.
He said his decision to quit the race was on the need to end the All Progressives Congress (APC) years of “maladministration” in the state.
He said LP would join hands with the PDP to build a greater Nasarawa of every citizen’s dream.
He said he consulted with his supporters, party leaders and stakeholders across the state before arriving at the decision to join forces with the PDP.
He expressed his confidence in Ombugadu’s ability to lead Nasarawa State to greater heights and promised to work tirelessly to ensure his victory in the forthcoming election.
He urged his supporters to join hands with the PDP to bring about the change that Nasarawa State desperately needs.Responding, the PDP candidate thanked his LP counterpart for believing in his capacity to lead the state.
He promised to work with LP and other like minds to deliver on their shared vision for the state.
He also called on other political parties to join hands with him to form a formidable front in other to wrestle power from APC in the state.
In a related development, an APC chieftain in Nasarawa State, Obiya Yahaya-Doma, has also thrown his support behind the PDP candidate David Ombugadu.
Speaking with journalists in Lafia, the chieftain said Ombugadu is better placed to lead the state on the path of development and growth.
According to him, although he is a stakeholder of the ruling party, his main concern is the development of the state, adding that the incumbent has shown an apparent lack of commitment and know-how to advance the fortune of the state for the better.
He said the candidate of the PDP on the other hand, has proven track record of performance from his days in the House of Representatives.
He said the candidate’s public sector experience as a legislator gave him an edge over the incumbent Governor, adding that such experience would come handy at “these trying times.”
Yahaya-Doma opined that the PDP candidate facilitated employment of many youths, attracted projects including healthcare centres, schools and electricity to his constituency, during his days at the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
He said, “He had also provide boreholes to all the electoral wards of the state, even those outside his constituency also benefited from his representation.
“If someone can do these much as House of Representatives member, just imagine what he will do when elected as the governor.”
“I am not doing anything wrong because President who is the leader of our party openly said that the people should vote for any candidate of thier choice,” he explained.