2019: Names of 5 people Sen Lado Danmarke may pick as running mate
2019: 5 people Senator Lado Danmarke could pick as running mate
The intense politicking that saw the emergence of Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke as the flag bearer of PDP in the coming gubernatorial election of 2019 can be said to be over by now.
What is remaining now is who he would pick as his running mate since law only recognize a joint ticket that is a Governor and his Deputy.
Katsina Post investigation reveals that a lot of political calculation is currently ongoing as to who will the party nominate as the gubernatorial candidate running mate.
In the spirit of ‘zoning’ and power sharing, since the gubernatorial candidate hails from Kankara in Funtua (Katsina South) zone, his deputy will definitely come from either Katsina or Daura Zone.
Below are five of the top people that may be nominated on the ticket:
1. Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri
He is from Majigiri town of Mashi Local Government and the present PDP State Chairman.
Just like in 2015 when the then Party Chairman, Alhaji Gambo Bakori was nominated to deputize Eng. Musa Nashuni, it is rumored that same scenario may repeat itself.
2. Hon. Kabir Ahmad Kofa
He was a Speaker, Katsina State House of Assembly and an aspirant for the PDP gubernatorial ticket before the emergence of Senator Lado as winner.
He is apparently the only contestant that accepted the emergence of Senator Lado without any rancor or resistance.
Because of his loyalty to the party, he may get the deputy Governor’s slot.
3. Alhaji Mustapha Shehu Musa
Eldest son of Late Shehu Musa ‘Yar’adua and a PDP chieftain in the State.
No doubt the ‘Yar’adua’s family is still influential in Katsina Politics and so, PDP may want to capitalize on that to pick him as running mate to Senator Lado.
4. Senator Sani Store
A former Senator of Katsina Central Senatorial zone in 2011 before Supreme Court nullified their elections because of the crisis in CPC then.
He is a close political associate of Senator Yakubu Lado since then.
5. Dr. Muntari Kabir Usman
A brother to the current Emir of Katsina and a technocrat per excellence, Dr. Muntari is believed to have all it takes to ‘balance’ the PDP gubernatorial ticket of Senator Lado.
He contested for the Katsina Federal constituency bye-election in 2015 but was defeated by Hon. Sani Danlami.