Adamawa Election: APC clears aspirants

As the October 11, 2014 governorship by-election in Adamawa State approaches, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday, concluded screening of all seven aspirants at the state secretariat of the party in Yola.

The exercise which ended Monday night had all the seven aspirants in attendance with each of them taking their turn.

The Chairman of the Screening Committee, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, told journalists that the exercise was hitch free and went on as scheduled.

He said all the aspirants were very orderly and complied with the party’s rules and regulations and that the result will be announced soon.

An executive member of the party told PREMIUM TIMES that there is a high possibility of all the aspirants agreeing to produce a consensus candidate that will fly the party’s flag in the governorship bye-election.

An aspirant, Ahmad Barata, who was the first to appear before the committee refused to talk to the journalists. He appeared angry.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered from a source close to the politician that Mr. Barata and other aspirants had been under intense pressure by a powerful chieftain of the party to drop their ambition for a favoured aspirant.

Another aspirant, Dahiru Bobbo, a close associate of Atiku Abubakar, denied any attempt to persuade him to withdraw from the governorship race, saying any person vying for the governorship is free to make independent decision.

He described the screening as interactive and lively, saying the committee touched on the economy, politics and other sundry issues.


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  • Don Messi

    “An aspirant, Ahmad Barata, who was the first to appear before the committee refused to talk to the journalists. He appeared angry.”

    Yet this is the party that keeps shoving it down our throats that they are democratic and different from PDP.
    I ask, after the PDP screening, did anyone come out ANGRY Like this APC man??
    Anyway, for we the discerning, it doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, the party is not generally called Angry-Peoples-Club for nothing.
    So sad..

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      This aspirant is entitled to his emotions. If he’s angry because the
      path to the nomination looks impossible, this disposition is legitimate.
      And when he accepts that reality, it will be easy to get past it. It is
      a normal human response. Your response is childlish. Grow up!

      • Jika


        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


          If there is anything like “thirded”, I third this!!!

          • Jika

            Ride on Sir Kay.May your tomorrow be better than your today.Amen.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Jika.

            And may your first born never look like your landlord!!


      • Audu Dakas

        Reasonable talk, please educate these people that don’t think with a head. Whether anybody likes it or not, the formation of APC is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria. But those who don’t understand the value of strong opposition will never see this, no matter how much the evidences are showing. If PDP has achieved anything at all, it’s because of the strong opposition they see on their way to having it easily as usual, whether they performed or not.

    • Papamayor

      According to the report;’ he appeared angry’. At best this is an interpretation from the reporter. We were not told that the candidate expressed his anger in words or alleged being angered by the nomination process or the party.

      • Night Crawler

        Well said, more grease to your elbow

    • Night Crawler

      Maybe your reading the article with one side of your brain, I pray you wake up from your slumber

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Don, take off your monofocals!

      Fintiri was reported to have stormed out of the PDP screening before it even finished!

    • Maria

      Hahahahahahahahahaha….Like those in Ekiti and Osun PDP appeared angry after the endorsements of Thug Fayose and Hoodlum Omisore….hahahahahahahahahaha! PDP… party of criminals… The largest party of criminals in the Subsaharan Africa! No wonder in your 15 years running Nigeria… look at what you have turned the country into…are you not ashamed?

  • Don Messi

    When it’s PDP, it’s called ‘lack of level playing field ‘.
    When it’s Angry-Peoples-Cartel, it’s called ‘consensus ‘.
    I dey LaffooooO!

    • Night Crawler

      APC will swlrye all polls in Adamawa Oct 11.

    • Es3

      A confirmation of the hypocritical double standards that is the whole life and existence of ACN/APC!!!

  • solomon

    Failure APC why holding on to the result oh waiting for their half dead godfather for veting.

    In APC its called consensus and in PDP its called endorsement.