Adamawa guber: Fintiri, Ribadu, Marwa, others to face PDP primaries




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pdpABUJA – The Peoples (PDP) has said that all aspirants contesting the Oct. 11Adamawa governorship election will be subjected to party`s primaries.

The National Organising Secretary the party, Alhaji Abubarkar Mustapha, made this known in Abuja on Friday, when he received, Alhaji Buba Marwa, nomination and expression interest form.

Abubakar, who described Marwa, a former Administrator, as a man who performed greatly in public and that PDP was lucky to have his likes in its fold.

He assured that the PDP under its current leadership would ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants, noting that the September party primaries would be fair, just, credible and transparent.

“We are doing this with all sense responsibility because if all the aspirants realise that the to produce a candidate is transparent, they will agree that the people have spoken.

“Hence the people have spoken, means that God has spoken and they will rally round whoever emerges through credible .

“We have no doubt that with your track records, you will undergo the process with decorum and decency,’’ he said.

The PDP organising secretary assured that the party would support whoever emerged as its candidate at the primaries for the election to reclaim Adamawa.
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Earlier, Marwa said that if given the opportunity to govern Adamawa, he would ensure better delivery to the lives the people the state.

“I am fully convinced with all humility that I have the intellectual capacity and experienced required to this exalted office, which I had previously served in similar capacity twice,’’ he said.

Marwa said the , especially Adamawa, was facing challenging times in areas of security which was hindering the state .

He explained that with his and intelligent background and as a former governor in the and Lagos State, he would ensure that security in Adamawa was restored.

“Upper most in my mind is the need to quadruple the space of physical development in our great state.

is for these reasons and due to poverty in Adamawa that we will pursue the cardinal programmes of our party to make life more meaningful for the people,’’ he said.

The former Lagos State administrator said was unfortunate that Adamawa was at the bottom of the ladder of all states due to unsatisfactory past leadership.

Marwa said he would replicate his development stride in Lagos and Borno if elected as governor of the state.

He said that he had applied for waver the PDP leadership and expressed optimism that his request would be granted.

He expressed the hope that the party leadership would adhered to the principles of internal democracy and ensure due process at all elections.

Marwa is one of the 14 aspirants that had purchased the PDP expression of interest form to contest the Adamawa governorship election.

Others were the Acting Governor, Alhaji Umar Fintiri, Dr , a former Political Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Alhaji Hawwa Tukur, of the immediate past PDP National Chairman.

The others were Dr Aliyu Idi Hong, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Umar Ardo and Malam Nuhu Ribadu, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]