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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  • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

    Relax and watch out for ‘the breakout post-primary’

    • Idris yahaya

      that’s what I’m talking about.

  • Engr Jibrin Mohammed Maaji

    Invited to eat, boxed to corner and Dumped to Campaign for PDP….

    • endingNaija

      Gbaaaam! You got that!

    • Nigerian

      That’s RIBADU, the kindergarten politician

  • solomon

    Everyone who had been assistant to Gen. Buhari died before him. Tunde
    Idiagbon is gone, Okadigbo is gone, Ume-Ezeoke is gone, why do I want to
    go and put my head in a death sentence. I need to know what is
    responsible for that, so I can’t just jump, I will need to pray through.
    I told Gen. Buhari the same thing I am saying now.

    • Ayotunde

      Whose comment is that? Yours?

      For the records. Dr Tunde Bakare is still alive.

      • Ade

        They can’t kill Tune Bakare!

      • Ade#

        Ignore that quote, please read Mr Bakare full interview. That how they deliberately misrepresent people’s statements for sinister purposes.

  • tuco

    Premium times why are you doing this? Why do you deleted my comment?….this is shocking and unfortunate.

  • John green

    Wht has ribadu gained in PDP now?? I guess his ambition towards saving the state as claimed by him is going to the ditch now, before you dine with the devil, you must carry a very long spoon…. Change all the way jare in 2015

  • Scatter

    Very thoughtful and good arguments, to which which the Buhari Government should give serious consideration as a matter of urgency.