By Augustine Osayande
A members of the House of Representatives representing Ardo Kola/Lau/Karim/Lamido Federal Constituency, Danladi Baido, on Monday, throw his hat in the ring for the 2023 governorship race in Taraba State.
According to his Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Wilson Nelson Biko, there had been calls by Tarabans both home and abroad for Danladi Baido to contest for the 2023 governorship race.
“Today, we hereby confirm that after careful consideration and in line with the will of God and the desire of the people, Danladi Tijo Baido (UBANGAYYA) has officially declared his intention to run for the Office of the Governor of Taraba State.
“Until now, Danladi Baido has a sterling political career that spanned over thirty-three years. You may recall that Danladi Baido won the primary election for the governorship race in 2007 on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP).
“You may recall the political intrigues that followed, after which he agreed to hand over his mandate via the ticket to H.E Danbaba Suntai of blessed memory, who went ahead and won the election for the PDP.
“For the records; Danladi Baido is a two time member of the Green Chamber- The House of Representatives, one-time Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, one-time Commissioner for Finance, he was Chairman of the Taskforce on Petroleum in Taraba State, one-time Jalingo Ward Party Secretary, and indeed one-time Jalingo LGA Party Secretary.
“In light of the aforementioned, Danladi Baido, who has devoted his entire life to full time politics, and had passed through almost all the rough terrains therein, endured the pains associated with each stage that spanned over three decades of his career in politics, which has revealed to him the obvious, especially that there might not be a level play field to run for governorship on the People Democratic Party, taking into consideration also recent political pointers to familiar lines he was subjected to in the past.
“It is premised on this background that, Danladi Baido’s political organization, popularly known as “UBANGAYYA” hereby deems it fit to notify the Public, especially his immediate constituents, and indeed the good people of Taraba State, of his intent and purchase of EXPRESSION and NOMINATION FORM to run for the office of the Governor of Taraba State on the platform of Social Democratic Party SDP.
“With all just few here mentioned, Danladi Baido, has decided to pitch his tent with the Social Democratic Party, a party that represents the ideals of who he is; as a grassroots politician, who is always willing to not only protect people’s interest, but also has availed to his determination to continue his good works of providing succour, comfort and the much-needed dividends of democracy to the entire good people of Taraba State, in a different capacity as Governor,” Biko said.