Yobe PDP Guber Candidate: I Didn’t Ask Court To Sack Buni As Yobe Gov, Says I Only Heard About The Suit On Television

The 2019 Yobe People Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate Ambassador Umaru Damagum has distanced himself from a suit seeking the removal of Governor Mai Mala Buni.

Damagum told newsmen in Damaturu he only got to know about the suit while watching the news yesterday by 8pm.


The former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Romania and Bulgaria added he has not contacted or briefed any lawyer to institute a case on his behalf on the matter in question.

He suspected some disgruntled All Progressives Congress (APC) members following the last ward congress and PDP elements may be behind the suit to unsettle Gov. Buni.

“I think some members of my party the PDP were not happy with the success of the last state congress that we did in the State.

“For your information, there is a court case at the Damaturu High Court and I suspect it’s a ploy to frustrate that case.

” I also think that this may be coming from the APC members themselves looking at the gang up against Gov. Buni in the part,” Amb. Damagum explained.

The PDP chieftain explained he has asked his lawyer to investigate whoever is behind the suit and get back to him, promising to provide updates by noon.

According to him: “It’s laughable that those who instituted that case are not aware that my running mate has since decamped to APC”.

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