Niger PDP unveils first Christian gov running mate in 16 years

The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has unveiled a Christian, Samuel Gomna, as running mate for the 2023 governorship candidate after 16 years of fielding muslim-muslim ticket.

The party, through its governorship candidate, Isah Kantigi, did the unveiling at the party secretariat in Minna on Sunday.

The selection of a Christian as the party running mate is coming 16 years after both the PDP and the All progressive Congress have been fielding muslim-muslim tickets during elections.

Kantigi, during his remarks, said the nominee was successful after due consultations and guidance devoid of sentiment or discrimination for the progress of a common man in the state.

He assured that if elected, his administration will give priority to rural development to reduce rural urban migration and he will be there for the people of the state.

The candidate said, “I am ready to die for you all, I am ready to die for the common man to make sure they are protected.”

Responding, Samuel Gomna accused the ruling APC in the country for playing lip service to end insurgency and assured to bring to an end the current insecurity challenges confronting the state and Nigeria.

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