Ribadu obtains nomination forms for Adamawa governor, says he’s not in PDP for automatic ticket

Mr. Ribadu says he’s prepared to face an open and transparent primary

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, on Monday obtain the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to run for the office of Governor of Adamawa State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The forms were picked on his behalf at the PDP national headquarters, Abuja, by one of his associates, Hamidu Mahmud.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed the governorship election for October 11.

The Chairman of a pressure group, Concerned Youth for Good Governance in Adamawa state, a PDP Pressure group supporting Mr. Ribadu’s candidature, Isa Toungo, had informed PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Ribadu was given a membership card with registration number 1933795.

The former EFCC boss formally joined the PDP in Bako ward of Yola South Local Government on Saturday.

More to come later ….

Meanwhile, read our stories on Mr. Ribadu’s defection to the PDP below.

Adamawa Election: Inside the PDP’s Big Scramble for Ribadu

Ribadu dumps APC, joins PDP

Bye Bye Ribadu, We Wish You Luck — APC


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    welcome back home mr RIBADU.

  • solomon

    This useless nonentity won’t even get nomination just watch out his disgrace is eminent.

    • DanielOsazuwa

      He is a disgrace to his generation. On the other hand, I will not blame him because hunger knows no shame. Ribadu don pot before hunger remove his eye balls.

  • Efe1

    He will not get the nomination.

    • Mosaku 147

      I am sure even if he saw himself been handed PDP flag in his dream,he will not believe such dream when he wakes up. Ribadu is still sleeping.let’s wait till he is awake to know if he believes in his dream.

  • Maria

    What is this fulani man doing in PDP?… I thought PDP is not a fulani party.

    • Dan Fulani

      Fulanis are naturally shy and avoid shameful acts at any cost.

      • Maria

        Fulanis are now your bride, Mr Igbo!

  • Mosaku 147

    Is he so ashamed that he can not appear in wadata plaza to pick the form himself? Na wa ooo. I am waiting to see how PDP will hand him their flag. I still insist I smell a dead rat.something is very wrong somewhere.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Ribadu is not a crook and therefore cannot remain in APC (A Place for Crooks).

    What is El Rufai and Buhari waiting for ?

    • Easy

      You already have Modu Sherif ( Boko Haram kingpin). Buruji Kashamu ( Drug kingpin), Bode george, Anenih, Omisore, Fayose, M. Abacha, Abba Moro, Asari Dokubo and a host of other criminals.

  • Lanre

    I hereby confer on Nuhu Ribadu, the award for the most unprincipled politician ever. Of all the four republics that Nigeria has had, this man is simply fair-weather. From a Presidential Candidate, to a member of a committee set up by the government of a rival party, to decamping and joining the other party. Not to become their presidential candidate or even the deputy. To be the Governor in a state where the PDP’s strength is threatened. Is this youthful exuberance, political immaturity, opportunism? This guy could have been President!

  • Johnson

    Mr. Ribadu wants to benefit from Jonathan/PDP’s rigging machine. He simply is regretting his anti-corruption past – how he “foolishly” rejected the $15 million Ibori bribe, how he narrowly escaped assassination for his anti-corruption crusade, how the man at the EFCC is now making cool money that never was when he held forth. It is a tempting time for Ribadu and I understand why he fell for it. I also wish him good luck.

  • Dan Fulani

    Endorsement of PDP politics of rigging.
    Come what may PDP will not rig for you for you are not their material.
    The politicians you disgraced now have you where they want and will tear you to pieces.
    By the time they finish with you,not even your wife will stay with you.

  • wode

    I thought PDP says that the era of imposition is gone? Oh! May be it’s going to be the option of an irresistible and massive influence of the delegates that would vote to make sure that they put their vote at the “right” place. I guess you understand what I mean. After all, they have the money!

    Come to think of Mr Ribadu, what would you do should you lose the Primary?

    • Maria

      He will go under! That is the shame that PDP planned for him for humiliating them round the globe. The man has fallen into their trap.

  • Somi

    what happens when he loses? would then defects back to APC? Politicians crisscrossing from one party to another

  • checkmate

    PDP behind suicide bombings in Nigeria – Ribadu

    Former presidential flag bearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held responsible for incessant suicide bombings in the country.

    Ribadu also blamed the ruling party for the high rate of insecurity and corruption currently rocking the nation.

    According to him: “The PDP has ruled Nigeria since 1999 and the only things it brought to us are insecurity, suicide bombings and corruption at the highest level.”Speaking further, he said “PDP has failed Nigeria. It is time to give the opposition a new chance. I call on other opposition parties to join the new train of progressives.” Ribadu who spoke to Daily Sun in Abuja at the weekend, also warned members of the newly-formed All Progressives Congress (APC) to be wary of the antics of those dissatisfied with the emergence of the party. “Those benefitting from today’s political structure will not want the new party to succeed”. – Daily Post. February 12, 2013


  • emeka M

    in fact i don’t even want a debate i want the two of them to be in a room and on live TV receiving and answering questions from everywhere and everyone from facebook twitter everything… and all answers are verified because seriously … there are many questions i would like to ask buhari and especially jonathan and he should not just pull out that goat and yam story, we are not kids or are we watching tales by moonlight…. whats his problem sef…. and he is the president of nigeria and all he is saying is we are working towards it … how when where who ……. corruption allegations are all politically motivated , have u investigated them to make sure. all the scams, we have not even heard what the result or solution to them are and he wants us to continue wishing him to become the president again… we have to unearth some of these allegations that we must have forgotten that occurred during this administration…..and what d hell do u need 11 private jet for…. do you know how much it cost to maintain one … oh my lord.

  • Advocate

    1. The Chibok Girls
    2. NNPC Scam
    3. Police pension fund
    4. Missing 20Billion
    5. $9million Arms deal
    6. Bomb Blasts
    7. Immigration job scam
    8. Petroleum pump price
    9. Devaluation of Naira
    10. Oil theft
    11. Perpetual Power outage
    12. Selling of NEPA to cronies and no results.
    13. Selling of Refineries
    14. Skyrocketed NEPA Bills
    15. ASUU & Poly Strike
    16. Doctors Strike
    17. National Assembly tragedy
    19. Stella Oduah Aviation Scam
    20. Kerosene subsidy
    21. Insurgency.
    22. Pardon granted to treasury looters
    22. Asked to declare assets… Response ..’I dont give a damn’!
    23. Asked questions on Economy.. Response.. ‘I am not in charge’
    24. Refusal to meet Chibok girls parents until a small girl forced him
    25. Foreign reserve depleted to zero
    26. Nigeria debt paid by Obasanjo. Now Nigeria is back into debt!
    27. Not a single criminal in govt has been apprehended or prosecuted
    28. Quote of the year: Stealing is not Corruption! (That from a PhD holder Pres. GEJ)
    29. Commander in Chief of Armed Force who couldn’t visit Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to commiserate wt d people but plans to go there to campaign!
    30. Ekitigate election fraud
    PLEASE VOTE WISELY! A good lover of NIGERIA will never keep this message but spread

    • UO

      You forgot one… this should probably be number 1) Jonathan dancing at Kano rally barely a day after Nyanya bomb blast that killed almost 100 people and injured many more.

  • Maiwada Sanusi

    I have one question for you mr Abati. Why did president Jonathan declined an invitation to debate in the run up to the 2011 election?

  • bib

    Mr Abati, save your principal’s face please! Just review GMB and GEJ’s interviews with Aljazeera and the winner of a genuine debate between them is vividly clear.

  • shegxy

    na by force ?he said he doesn’t want to debate. if the debate is so important let Jonathan have a debate with the traditional rulers and his pastors at least debate is a debate

  • Sydney Ezika

    Dummy cannot debate

  • Tom Turban

    Abati, you have insulted us enough. We will keep our comments on your stewardship and the disappointment you have been for another time. But please, stop abusing our senses!

  • Jones

    Jonathan should first finish the debate of 2011 before qualifying for any debate in 2015. You can’t count 2 before 1 unless you are a PDPi** where 16 is greater than 19. Buhari has no time to debate political lunatics and incompetent deludes in power. After May 29th, Jonathan must debate on why he destroyed the Nigerian economy, why his government supervised the untimely death of over 20 unemployed graduates through an Immigration job scam; these dead graduates have parents and families, and are more educated than the creek militants he gave contracts and allowances. If the Buhari government had tricked his set into untimely death when they were studying at UniPort, would he have become the president that he is today? Empty leadership, just wasting the country’s time for no reason.

  • Modibbo Adamu

    The most corrupt elements in the country are challenging the incorruptible human being on a corrupt set of debate

  • Ola Olakunle

    “Stone anyone that says to you the word change” brain dead Mr Abati please tell us who utter that statement. And who is instigating violence?

    • Wale Adegoke

      The APC leaders calling Jonathan supporters in the North infidels are the people instigating violence. Also the same APC leaders that directed their supporters to stone the devil that is Jonathan being refered to as devil are terrorists.

      • Jakadiya

        Who do I believe? The VP Namadi Sambo publicly said the APC is a Christian party during the Minna Rally. Now you are saying else. Do I believe you or Namadi Sambo?

  • tundemash

    Abati Oloshi, stop talking while you are “chopping”.
    Why the desperation for a debate this time? In 2011, your rogue boss Dumbo declined to debate Buhari but instead debated Dbanj . Dbanj is still alive so let Dumbo go and debate him. Buhari is in the winning position hence your desperation for a debate; the CHANGE team has no time for a drowning team looking for any opportunity !

  • simonibekwe

    Having seen the numerous personal attacks on Buhari and his family in certain media outfits being sponsored by Mr Jonathan, it does not make sense to want the same candidate to be part of a debate with Mr Jonathan. The media obviously can neither be objective and impartial nor can they provide a level playing field. Rather than invite Gen Buhari for a debate which he has appropriately shunned, corrupt Mr Jonathan can continue with his bribery of the media, religious bodies, security institutions and our traditional institutions. The PDP wants the nation to note that the candidate of its main rival party has some personal defects; first it was an alleged prostrate concern, then the focus shifted to the non-possession of a school certificate, which was later changed to forged certificate. Could it be that the party did not appreciate that Buhari’s personal defects if any, cannot over shadow our poor economy, increasing corruption and unprecedented insecurity. The certificate issue, for instance, should be challenged in court instead of using it to push serious national concerns to a second fiddle. In other parts of the world where the culture of political debates is firmly rooted, political broadcasts are usually dedicated to a nation’s current problems and its viability.We can only hope that the stalemate occasioned by the refusal of one side to participate will serve as a lesson in media management for the future.

  • Yari

    In 2011 Jonathan did not debate and heaven did not fall, get your head examined Mr. Abati

  • Abdulkadir

    Let me make it known that debate in itself is a productive venture that any aspirant will want to partake in. It is such that an aspirant will feel short-changed if denied the opportunity to participate in it. So the People’s General couldn’t have deliberately avoided it. After-all he is known to have participated in it in the past, when he is aspiring on a platform relatively weaker. The circumstances surrounding the organisation of this debate and the personalities involved are very important in determining the credibility of the exercise. It would be obvious to the discerning mind that almost every notable institution, public or private, operating in the country is compromised and made to do the bidding of the ruling party. This has reached its peek when the once revered institution of the Nigerian Army has issue inconsistent statements to either disown of cast in bad light the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari. The General cannot walk himself into an apparent trap prepared by the ruling party. This is especially so when it is obvious that a bold child can beat Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a fair contest