The Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Govenor Ibrahim Gaidam to anoint his successor.
A meeting of party leaders on Thursday agreed that the party’s candidate would be chosen through direct or indirect primaries.
A communique signed by the deputy governor, Abubakar Aliyu, said Governor Gaidam would be allowed to single-handedly decide who will be the APC governorship candidate.
“The meeting resolves that a discretion is given to HE Alh. (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam to present a competent and acceptable person as the Gubernatorial Flag bearer of our great party (APC) in the forthcoming 2019 general elections for our dear state,” it read.
The Yobe APC leaders also agreed that the governor would get the ticket to contest the Yobe East senatorial election in 2019.
The seat is currently being occupied by a former governor of the state, Bukar-Abba Ibrahim, who did not attend the meeting.
However, Ibrahim’s wife, Khadijat Bukar-Abba, the current minister of state – foreign affairs, was at the meeting.