Adamawa Election: Ribadu, others pitch tent with Acting Gov. Fintiri

Nuhu Ribadu

The eight Adamawa governorship aspirants who withdrew from the primary election slated for tomorrow (Saturday) have declared support for the state’s acting governor, Umaru Fintiri.

The eight aspirants include a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] Nuhu Ribadu as well as Awwal  Tukur, Idi Hong, Aliyu Kama, Markus Gundiri, Andrawus Sawa,Halilu Gire, and James  Barka.

They had after a meeting with Senate President, David Mark, early on Friday stepped down from the race after it was agreed that the northen Senatorial zone should produce the governor in the coming bye-election, while the  position would be zoned to the Central zone in 2015.

However, a former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Ahmed Modibbo, refused to step down and insisted on participating in the primaries on Saturday.

Others aspirants running in Saturday’s primary election are Buba Marwa, Umar Ardo, Jerry Kumdisi, and Ahmed Gulak.

One of the eight aspirants, Andrawus Sawa, who addressed reporters shortly after a meeting with the acting governor at Government House, Yola, said they pledged to work with Mr. Fintiri in line with the agreement reached at the meeting held at the Presidential villa in Abuja.

Details later…


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