I’m con­fi­dent of win­ning G/Lada coun­cil - SDP can­di­date

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The So­cial Demo­cratic Party (SDP) chair­man­ship can­di­date for Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil elec­tion, Al­haji Abubakar Jib­rin Giri, has said he is con­fi­dent of win­ning the March 9, 2019 area coun­cil elec­tion.

Giri, who spoke with news­men after meet­ing with some Gbari el­ders in Dobi com­mu­nity in Gwag­wal­ada on Fri­day, said he won the 2016 coun­cil elec­tion but was al­legedly de­nied the man­date, adding that the peo­ple who voted for him at the time were still ready to stand by him and pro­tect their votes.

He noted that his track record in of­fice was what had en­deared him to the peo­ple.

He said he was im­pressed with the peace­ful na­ture of cam­paigns by can­di­dates for the coun­cil seat, un­like the 2016 elec­tions, adding that he hoped the forth­com­ing elec­tions would also be peace­ful.

The chair­man­ship can­di­date said he was un­per­turbed by in­cum­bency, say­ing “I was in­cum­bent when I lost out dur­ing my first ten­ure, while Good­luck Jonathan, was an in­cum­bent when he lost out to Buhari in 2015, so what are we are say­ing?”

Giri, there­fore, called on other can­di­dates to ad­vise their sup­port­ers to con­tinue to sus­tain the peace­ful houseto-house cam­paign and cau­tioned his sup­port­ers to re­main peace­ful and law-abid­ing to con­sti­tuted au­thor­i­ties.

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