Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and a presidential aspirant, says he is confident of winning the 2019 election.
Speaking during the weekend, Dankwambo, who is seeking to be the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said if elected president, he would declare war on poverty and injustice in the country.
The governor said the consultations going on on his behalf across Nigeria hint he would get the PDP ticket and would move on to defeat the presidential candidates of other parties.
He also dismissed rumours that he has backed out of the presidential race.
“I am running. And I will win. Extensive consultations have been done and Nigerians will soon see a wind of genuine renaissance blowing all over their land,” Dankwambo said.
“I have come to the realisation that what Nigeria needs at this time is a man who can take the country on a journey to its best self, a man who can re-energise a people who have been so badly led that they have accepted a certain impotence as the reality of their lives.
“Nigeria needs a man who can fire its imagination, release the people from shackles and make them blossom. I am the man. I don’t want to just be president, I want to be the leader of a 180 million-strong army of achievers.
“President is just a title. What Nigeria needs is a leader, a warrior on the frontline in the fight against poverty and all kinds of injustices our people are suffering today.”