Gombe - The Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, on Friday expressed support for the re-election of governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State in 2015.
Umar, an indigene of Hinna in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, made the call during his courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Tha’anda Rubainu, in Gombe.
The minister said his support for Dankwambo’s re-election was informed by the "giant strides" recorded by the governor in all sectors of the economy in the state.
"Let me take this opportunity to thank the executive governor of Gombe State for the various giant strides that are being carried out in this state.
"In less than two years, the governor has demonstrated to everybody that he is here to serve the people of this state and that he is indeed serving the people.
"Very cost-effective projects are being executed in the state.
"I have always attested to this. I am attesting to this and I will continue to attest to the fact that these giant strides are unequaled in the history of this state," he said.
The minister named road construction in Gombe and all the other local governments of the state as well as developments in education and other sectors as encouraging.
"We are committed that come 2015, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo should return to Government House as governor.
"I have said this several times and I will continue to say that I will ever support him; I will stand by him.
"Your team is a pride to this state; we must support you.
"I call on every citizen to have no hesitation whatsoever in supporting him to come back as governor in 2015," he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister was in the state to inspect work on the Bauchi-Gombe rail line under rehabilitation.