Adamawa bye- election: PDP sets up committee on waiver for Ribadu, others

Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, cheering supporters

The Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has set up a sub-committee comprising members of its National Working Committee [NWC] to consider the application for waiver by some of the aspirants seeking to run for the office of Governor of Adamawa state in the October 11 bye-election.

Those who applied for waiver include former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] Nuhu Ribadu; former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba Marwa; and Markus Gundiri, the governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] in the 2011 election.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the NWC meeting, which ended at about 8 p.m on Wednesday, the National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, said the leadership of the party was still looking into the waiver application and had decided to set up a committee for that purpose.

The committee, he said, is headed by himself as Chairman, while members include the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh; National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon; and National Financial Secretary, Bolaji Anani Screening postponed Prior to Mr. Mustapha’s announcement, the NWC had said all the governorship aspirants would undergo screening by a separate committee on Thursday.

He however said on Wednesday that the exercise had been moved to Saturday.

He said his committee on waiver would also submit its report to the NWC on Friday after which the list of members of the screening committee would also be released same day.

“Since a committee has been set up to look into the waiver application. The names of the screening panel Committee will be released on Friday, but the screening will take place on Saturday. The waiver committee will submit its report on Friday.”

Throwing more light on the development, the spokesperson for the party, Olisa Metuh, said the screening of the aspirants was shifted to Saturday to accommodate the outcome of the report of the waiver committee.


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  • Badejo (Dr.)

    PDP is rather too daft to be entrusted with the affairs of a serious country.
    Nobody appears to think inside the party. They are all in it for what they can get.
    See the silliness here. PDP set up a waiver committee for the waiver applicants.
    Simultaneously, PDP then sets up a screening committee to ‘screen the applicants’.
    But the screening committee may become worse than useless in one minute.
    For once the waiver committee bars waiver of PDP 2-year membership rule,
    the screening committee shall have no party aspirant to screen at all.

    • solomon

      So who should we entrust it to youe ebola TINUBU sorry boy you are late

  • Richard

    Until Nigerians start joining parties based on their ideologies ,it is then we can say democracy has found its footing in Nigeria . The present politicians are where they are to enrich themselves . This is the singular reason why they switch parties on flimsy excuse.

  • True Nigerian

    Folks, you are watching a moving titled “How Ribadu Was Finished Off”. You don’t need a popcorn because the movie will be very short and direct. Here is the plot:
    PDP governors, PDP bigwigs in Adamawa and all of Ribadu’s many enemies in the PDP will kick against him. Consequently, his wild goose chase and dream in PDP will fall to the ground and will be shattered to pieces. And then he will try to speak ill of the PDP/or maintain silence whilst attempting to return to the APC. The end of the story is that his reputation, political career and credibility will be finished when he tries again to leave the PDP and return to APC. Ribadu’s story will be a glowing lesson for those who want to be ride on the wings of credibility without bothering about consistency.

  • solomon

    Ribadu just want to be heard a little because under ebola TINUBU he was amiss.

    He goes no where. He is just a pretender so no one give him any serious attention again.