Gov. Ngilari, other Adamawa PDP leaders back out of party’s national convention

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu

Barely 24 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention in Abuja, the Adamawa state chapter of the party has announced its decision to boycott the event if President Goodluck Jonathan fails to cancel the state governorship primary held in Abuja.

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, won the governorship primary which held Monday.

The members of the Adamawa chapter, including six of the seven state governorship aspirants, during a press briefing at the party secretariat in Yola on Tuesday, condemned the outcome of the election, and what they said was the role of the National Working Committee of the party in the internal squabbles in the state.

The party leaders said they have resolved to boycott the party’s national convention on Wednesday.

“We therefore resolve to abstain from the National convention of the party scheduled for tomorrow,” said Joel Madaki, the suspended state chairman of the party.

The spokesperson of the group, Andrew Sawa, said, “The PDP stakeholders and all aspirants of all cadres express our displeasure with the way and manner our great party is being deliberately thrown into confusion by the national secretariat in collaboration with a few from the state.”

Mr. Sawa accused the national chapter of “flagrant and open abuse of the rule of law” for conducting the state governorship primary in Abuja on Monday.

Mr. Sawa noted that the party’s guidelines and the Electoral Act stated clearly that “should there be any change of election venue, there must be a notice of not less than seven days and more to that effect and all elections should be held in the various constituencies”.

He said in this case, there was no prior communication either from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, or the party.

“We therefore call on President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the national leader of our great party to cancel the kangaroo primaries held by the NWC in Abuja or leave us with no option but to follow the view of the entire people of the party and the state,” he said.

Six of the aspirants were in attendance at the briefing: Ahamed Moddibo, Markus Gundiri, Aliyu Kama, Abubakar Girie, Grace Bent and Awal Tukur.

The state governor, Bala Ngillari, was represented at the meeting by his campaign director, Abubakar Girei.

They all condemned the action of the National Working Committee of the party and urged Mr. Jonathan to look into the issue before it disintegrates the party in Adamawa and Nigeria.

Mr. Madaki said party members regrets the way and manner the party thrown into confusion, “with the flagrant and open abuse of the rule and law with impunity with regard to party primaries and is a thing of serious concern that is heading to the complete eradication of the party in the minds of our grassroots supporters.”

Mr. Ngillari’s representative, Mr. Girei, said “it is our unanimous resolution to distance, condemn and reject it in its entirety, and that in protest to that we will not be part of any illegality that is happening within our party.”


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  • the truth

    Propaganda Propaganda. This is the beauty of democracy. The aggrieved would be pacified in due time. Afterall they are all brothers who are fighting for the adamawa people. Personally ribadu was the best choice amongst the other candidates. His track records speak for itself.

    • Dan Fulani

      Which records?

    • Gaskiya

      Who cares?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Hey, what is the name of that round faced General that gave us keke?

      Is he missing in action?

      I no see hin name for aspirant, ba?

      PDP don yamutu am for political contest fa?

      • Oweja

        His disdain for Tinubu is what has sent him into political wilderness.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          lol

          We shall refuse to name the nameless General.

          Suffice to say, people are riding him around Lagos today!

    • Sadiq Garba

      Track records ko?

  • Moore

    They should decamp rather than wait for any betrayer to mess their life up in the Peoples Dungeon Party.

    • NAMIJI

      BALA NGILARI IS REAPING WHAT HE DID TO JOEL MADAKI IN 2007. SAME KANGAROO STYLE TOOK PLACE.
      I DEY LAUGH MUMU

  • djay

    Interesting, I hope those politically naive juveniles online are now understanding the simple element of Nigeria politics, INTEREST. Apc was able to manage Interests within the party earlier due to the sagacity of Asiwaju Tinubu and they are seriously marching on as one towards the forth coming elections and for Pdp and their fans, they should carry their note pad to count down to the elections to find out how many more party heavy weights will be left, already some National Assembly members have moved to Apc and this’s just the beginning.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Bruv, the beauty of this is now that the APC has finished selecting its officials, the potential decampees cannot rush into APC in any substantial role except as spoilers for PDP!

      • King Carlos

        Na Koro I dey laugh pass… karma at play bro.

  • adekenny

    This is just the beginning of the fall down of pdp!

  • malam amadi

    the end is near…..

  • amadi victor

    The signs of end is near is .
    Party members will fight each other,
    Party officials will counter each other words by word.
    Party members will go astray looking for who to believe in.
    Party results will be collated at different primary locations.
    At the the end they will try to empower them selves with state security facilities not knowing it’s the end and the end is at there door steps, party secretariat. They’ll crumble and tell the truth in public while APC president is working day and night and they will remain indoors covered with shame . They’ll feel too things
    1. To decamping methods… No way Becos even there neighbors do not trust them.
    2. To live The country no Interpol with arrest them and add them into ibori jail.

    • MEME

      NO FIGHTING. BALA NGILARI DID THE SAME THING TO JOEL MADAKI IN 2007. HIS OWN PRIMARY TOOK PLACE AT BAUCHI IN ZARANDA HOTEL FORCING MADAKI TO LABOUR PARTY AND SAME NGILARI DID NOT DO ANYTHING SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS A BENIFICIARY. WHO IS FOOLING WHO TO FIGHT

  • Maria

    A dey laugh ooooo!

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      B dey laugh ooooooo!!!!!!!

      • Joe

        Maria, if you are asking the question so that it could improve your christian life, then you deserve an answer, but if otherwise, you do not deserve what am about to tell you.
        First of all there is no where in the scripture where Jesus Christ said that He is or was a Christian. Secondly, the word Christian was first mentioned in Antioch because the believers in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost were acting, preaching and working miracles like our Lord and savior Jesus Christ- Christ like. You could read that from Acts11:19-end. Thirdly, Jesus Christ did not come to the world to form “a religion”, and that is why most Christians will tell you that Christianity is not a religion.Christianity is the manifestation of the life of God in man. If study the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, you will know that He was specific on His purpose of coming to the world. He came to save the world from their sins. He did that by dying on the cross. “He who knew no sin was made sin for us, so that we may be saved”. He came to give us eternal life-Zoe life, that is God’s kind of life, because the human life was corrupted by Adam; and you can ONLY have this life if you believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and that God raised Him from the death for your justification; and this makes you born again. Its your spirit that got born again by the word of God and not your physical body- 1 peter1:23. In the mind of God no one should go hell, because Jesus died as the sacrificial lamb of God and has paid the price for all mankind, and you can enjoy the salvation only when you accept the sacrifice by believing in His death and resurrection. So, if you go to hell today, it’s not God’s plan, but you chose; for salvation has been made available by God for all mankind

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          BIBLE CLAIMS JESUS TO BE A LIAR, SINNER, MURDERER, HATER, WAR MONGER, BROUGHT DEATH PENALTY AND SAID EVERYBODY IS GOING TO HELL.

          After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

          Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.

          However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. (John 7:1-10)

          How many Christians have overlooked this verse? The footnote regarding John 7:8 says

          “Some early manuscripts do not have yet”. The word ‘yet’ was added to later manuscripts to cover up the lie.

          The Bible says that Jesus was a sinner. Compare the two verses below:

          John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (Mark 1:4)

          Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. (Matthew 3:13)

          As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. (Matthew 3:16)

          Since Jesus was baptized, this means he was a sinner!

          Jesus was a murderer

          And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelations 2:23)

          Jesus was a hater

          If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26)

          Jesus did not bring peace

          Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)

          Jesus Taught the Death Penalty

          “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

          “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned (John 15:1-6)

          Jesus said everyone will go to Hell

          Everyone will be salted with fire. (Mark 9:49)

          Luke 19:27 Jesus states “Bring all those enemies of mine who do not accept me as King and slay them in front of me!”.

          Christian God says in Exodus 22:20 “KILL ALL THOSE WHO WORSHIP ANOTHER GOD”!

          There is no compulsion of religion in Islam, however, apostacy laws (just like in Christianity and Judaism) apply.

          • Mz Chinz

            Are you okay????

          • Joe

            Maria, you asked a question and I tried to answer you. Your knowledge of the Bible may not save you, but your heart. One thing you must know was that God that created the heavens and the earth, and all therein is not interested in your religion or any other religion for that matter. God is interested in fellowship. He is interested in relationship with man. If God was interested in religion, He could have gave or created one for Adam or Abraham, or Noah, or Moses or any of the prophets. When Adam transgressed against Him in the garden, He said Adam, where are you?, because Adam was not in the right place. He is interested in personal relationship with man. He is a righteous God, and righteousness is His nature, and that was why when Adam sinned, the relationship and the fellowship was broken. Your religion cannot save you, just like any other religion you may think of or know. Accept Jesus Christ and receive salvation. It’s not Christian Religious Knowledge. It’s more than that. It has to do with accepting or acknowledging the sacrifice that God did to the whole world through His son Jesus Christ, and that makes the difference. Salvation is personal, it has nothing to do with your mother, father, brother or sibling or what religion you were born into. It is appointed for a man to die once, after that judgement!. I love you from the dept of my heart. Shalom!.

          • Gaskiya

            Abeg talk politics and Nigeria. You may create a forum on spirituality so it can be discussed there.

  • felix

    d impunity they are all defendin dis jonathan administration 4, they are now testin a dose of it sorry oooooo, l hope u guys can it with suya , when u defend injustice been meted out 2 somebody, remember it can come 2 u now u are having a dose of it

  • Nwokolo

    Ribadu the Corruption Czar emeshed in CORRUPTION. Ribadu probably thinks corruption is only about recovering money!

    • Sadiq Garba

      Or about calling names in the media.

  • Maria

    The end of PDP we have been yawning for finally has arrived…Hallelujah!

    • Statement

      Internet dreamer. Yawn.

  • Fulani Nomad

    Is Abubakar Girei still alive? Since the scandal of Ram/million in the Senate, I’ve not heard him on national or state issue. A very corrupt & heartless human being.

    • Jika

      Gbamm.He is alive but,broke.

    • Mallam Musa

      Please, leave this good gentleman along. PDP that still presidency, governorship, chop entire budget, full of corruption from head to tail. Why abusing this hardworking and approachable kind gentleman, Please, Leave Girei along, Else we will retaliate.

  • King Carlos

    “Mr. Madaki said party members regrets the way and manner the party thrown into confusion, “with the flagrant and open abuse of the rule and law with impunity with regard to party primaries and is a thing of serious concern that is heading to the complete eradication of the party in the minds of our grassroots supporters.”

    Shey Madaki is a learner ni?

    How come Nigerian politicians are so forgetful. They forgot how they removed Nyako, put Fintiri, remove that one and come put Ngilari. Shey Adamawa na animal farm?

    Series of illegalities have been going on under the watchful eyes of outgoing president Jonathan and they expect it to stop suddenly because it doesn’t favor them this time. Useless people.

    It reminds me of Obanikoro in Lagos, crying that the primary election was a sham. He should first of all go to Ekiti and ask Fayose how 7 pdp lawmakers are more than 19 APC lawmakers. After that, he should head to Aso rock to ask Jonathan how Jonah Jang won the governor’s forum election with lesser votes.

    Koro ought to know that PDP have created their own rules of arithmetic whereby 3 is more than 7. So he should just accept what has come his way. Pdpigs

  • S n’ S

    It is illegal to hold a state primary election outside the borders of that state.

    • DANMATSALIN ADAMAWA

      THE SAME STATE PRIMARY ELECTION WAS HELD FOR NYAKO AND BALA NGILARI AT ZARANDA HOTEL, BAUCHI IN 2007. NGILARI who was one of benificiaries WAS JUBILATING WHILE JOEL MADAKI DACAMPED TO LABOUR PARTY.NOW SAME THING HAS HAPPENED TO HIM

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  • Kabiru Usman

    My name is Kabiru Usman and i am from Kano state, i gained admission
    into Nigeria Defence Academy in the year 2012 through the help of Major
    General Wambai indeed i never thought i can ever get admission again
    after the second time i failed the the exam and it was not as if i did
    not prepare for it but soon i discovered it was just because i did not
    have some one helping me out in regards to the admission Processing,
    they just deliberately failed me and just the third time my Father and i
    was wise to seek for a genuine helper then i found this Great man named
    General Marcus Wambai and he help me exactly the way he promised and
    when the list was out my name also came out and today i am proud to be a
    Cadet. So i am using this medium to advise if you need help in regards
    to the Processing or you are finding it difficult to get the NDA form
    where you are it is 100% sure that he can help you out with ease once
    you are a serious type he will put so much of his time, influence and
    effort to help you and how to reach him call this number (08077684016) i
    was told by my father that he only have space for 12 persons each year
    so hurry up only if you can call and and cry to him i believe he will
    help you too.

    • RPK

      Ole, go and find something to do for yourself.

    • Sadiq Garba

      You forgot to tell us how much you pay.

  • Kabiru Usman

    My name is Kabiru Usman and i am from Kano state, i gained admission
    into Nigeria Defence Academy in the year 2012 through the help of Major
    General Wambai indeed i never thought i can ever get admission again
    after the second time i failed the the exam and it was not as if i did
    not prepare for it but soon i discovered it was just because i did not
    have some one helping me out in regards to the admission Processing,
    they just deliberately failed me and just the third time my Father and i
    was wise to seek for a genuine helper then i found this Great man named
    General Marcus Wambai and he help me exactly the way he promised and
    when the list was out my name also came out and today i am proud to be a
    Cadet. So i am using this medium to advise if you need help in regards
    to the Processing or you are finding it difficult to get the NDA form
    where you are it is 100% sure that he can help you out with ease once
    you are a serious type he will put so much of his time, influence and
    effort to help you and how to reach him call this number :08077684016 i
    was told by my father that he only have space for 12 persons each year
    so hurry up. if only you can call and and cry to him i believe he will
    help you too. 08077684016

    • SD Daniel

      419, Nigerians are wiser than you think.

  • Sadiq Garba

    Adamawa is finished.
    I solute the resolute people of Borno and Yobe States who refused to be cajoled.

  • Olutola

    All of you and your party supporters should decamp to APC. You’ve got nothing to loose.

  • debarim

    Dino, FFK? These are folks every parent should pray their children should not end up becoming.

  • Chuks

    Dino Malaria and F*cking Fani Kayode, opportunistic vultures corrupt to bone marrow.

  • absam777

    Edon finish! Dino embezzle even the people’s poverty. Only Pius can say such a thing and be right .

  • Sir Demo

    The ends of perfidious characters like Dinosaur, FFK, Fayose can never be good, if God lives.

  • Dede Okwudiri

    But what have you said about Dino? The normal allegations of graft and corruption which are yet to be proven? In this age, we are very careful of what we read and hear. I am sure you agree with me that in as much as you have the right to support whoever you think is on the right path, so does another person. If he has chosen to support the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for whatever reason, allow him. I am sure he will get the consequences of his action- punishment or reward.
    How Dino “has no legitimacy. He is more your immediate problem than Buhari at the
    centre. He owes you explanations about his unaccountable wealth. He owes
    you explanations on the backwardness of Okun land. He is everything you
    should never aspire to be.” shows how much uncomfortable you are with him.
    Deal with the subject you wanted to talk about, FFK and allow the youths to make their choice to sign up or not. You have made your choice, Dino has made his. Allow the youths to make theirs.