The former Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Philip Dada, on Tuesday declared his interest to run for governorship of the state in 2019 under the All Progressives Congress ( APC ).

Dada made the declaration when he met with APC ward officials of Karu, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

He said that he joined the race because of his plan for the development of the state through people oriented programmes.

“For the past one year, I have been consulting with stakeholders especially the Gbagyi among other elites about my interest to join in the governorship race in the state come 2019 to enable me contribute my quota.

“The door is now open; I will continue my consultations to the zonal and state offices of the party even to the national party office.

“I will also be consulting key stakeholders in the state to seek for their support and blessings,” he said.

According to him, he has gathered enough experience to appreciate the problems of the state and best way to tackle them.

“I want to use my experience in government to develop Nasarawa State, if given the mandate and opportunity to serve the good people of the state.

“As a former SSG and a retired director at the State House Abuja, I can say I am qualified to rule the state,” he added.

Dada solicited the support of all APC stakeholders across the state for the realisation of his governorship ambition.