Adamawa governorship primaries: PDP aspirants accuse party of incompetence

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries for the coming governorship election in Adamawa State commenced on Saturday with aspirants accusing the party of incompetence in the conduct of the exercise.

Umar Ardo, one of the aspirants, complained to the organisers of the exercise in Yola that the way and manner it was being conducted was totally against the party’s interest.

Mr. Ardo, who accused the national delegation conducting the election of incompetence, said he had never experienced such manner of conducting polls.

“You are abusing the sanctity of the open ballot box election,” Mr. Ardo told the delegation at the venue of the exercise.

Also complaining about the exercise, the former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, criticised the delegation for allegedly handling the election in a shoddy manner.

“The way this election is being conducting is totally strange in the history of our party,” Mr. Gulak said.

Reacting to the allegation, the team leader, Dimeji Bankole, said the election would continue as stipulated by the National Headquarters of the party.

Addressing the stakeholders before the commencement of the election, Mr. Bankole, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said that the delegation was in the state to carry out one of the party’s fundamental assignments.

He assured the aspirants and members of the party of free and fair election in the interest of the ruling party.

“We are delegated from the party national headquarters to come to Adamawa and conduct gubernatorial primary election of our great party PDP.

” I want to use this opportunity to give assurance to all our party members and those that are contesting, that we are going to conduct this election without fear or favour.”

He urged all stakeholders to give the team maximum support and cooperation to enable it to conduct credible election.

The Adamawa governorship election will hold on October 11.



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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Anywhere Bankole enter, na roforofo fight

    • Mohstone

      Not bankole but anywhere there’s PDP na so so fight.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        At the last count, 20 APC state chapters are in tatters
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    • Ak

      You are nothing but a bloody hater. Your hatred has blocked your sense of good judgement. I pity you

      • BlackieUmukoro

        You cannot be Ak 47, so no shaking
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  • Adebayo Ebenezer

    Let’s be sincere it is all the power brocker gathering,all of them are fighting for power not our wish,

  • Ak

    Ardo is a bad loser. Can’t politician concede defeat for once. Even before the election, it was obvious that the acting gov had put up all necessary machineries to win the primary. PDP has the best internal democracy. Bankole had conducted the primary without fear or favour and in accordance with stipulations of the party.