Ribadu wins Adamawa PDP governorship ticket

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has clinched the governorship ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state.

Mr. Ribadu beat six other contestants, including the state governor, Bala Ngilari in an election which held at the Old Parade ground, Abuja‎.

The party’s National Working Committee, NWC, had moved the election to Abuja after Mr. Ngilari was accused by a panel sent to the state to conduct primary election for state Assembly aspirants of holding them hostage.

Monday’s election results which was announced by the chairman of the election panel, Rufai Hanga, showed that Mr. Ribadu got 688 votes while Governor Ngilari got 26 votes.

Awwal Tukur, the son of a former chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, got 24 votes, a former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education, Commission, UBE‎C, Ahmed Modibbo, had 30 votes while retired General Aliyu Kama got 3 votes.

Another candidate, Marcus Gundiri, who ran for governor on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2011‎ election, got 33 votes.


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  • Sani

    PDP played its better card in the circumstances of Adamawa state.
    Zoning the governorship to Adamawa central is fair and strategic.
    Voting in Nuhu Ribadu as the PDP candidate is a masterstroke.
    On paper it looks perfect unless local politics undermines PDP.

    • Yeri Bullah

      Correct! The battle now is who will win the support of Adamawa south,
      between Nuhu Ribadu (central zone) and Jibrill Bindow (north zone).

      • T

        Adamawa south is a PDP strong hold and Ribadu is likely to win but his trouble is weather he could win Adamawa Central, even though it is his home it is still APC strong hold. I think the game will largely depend on Atiku in Central and Ngilari in South, weather or not they will support their respective party

    • Public Records

      “We talk about corruption as if it is the cause of our problems in Nigeria. No,
      yes, we have corruption in this country; but the government has also been fighting
      corruption, and we have discovered that most of the issues called corruption
      are not corruption.

      I remember the last meeting we had with the chief justice of the federation.
      This was when i tried to bring the heads of the three arms of government together
      to see how we will collectively suppress corruption. And of course, we analysed
      the cases in court and discovered that about 80 per cent of them are not corruption

      “Sometimes, the way we mention corruption makes it look like when indigenes
      of some villages in the Niger Delta blame the death of a person on the activities
      of witches or spirits. If we do things properly and change our attitude as Nigerians,
      most of these issues that we blame on corruption will not come.”

      …….…President Goodluck Jonathan

      [December 29, 2012]

    • Davido

      But what does President Jonathan have in common with Nuhu Ribadu, even on corruption?

  • Ashibogu

    These people will crash our democracy! Why are they behaving like this?

  • Ade

    where are the haters??????????????????

  • Ade

    Where are the APC haters???????????????????????????????????.

    Ribadu ride on!!

    Be the most transparent Governor in Nigeria not like the hypocrites Billionaire Fashola, Adams and Elrufai

    Dont forget to handover the file of Tinubu to EFCC to start fresh prosecution.

    The great “betrayal” of 2011 is still fresh!!!

  • Otile

    Continent Nigeria has gone to the dogs. Just recycling familiar faces, no innovation.

  • emmanuel

    The PDP will always fail to learn from their mistake.

    Ribadu will betray them in the future!

  • Maria

    Congratulations to the chameleon.

    • Otile

      Maria, which side you dey? You congratulate him, and you turn around and call him a chameleon. Na wa for u o, sista mi.

      • Maria

        Broda me… because now we no longer know what he stands for.

  • T

    WIN-WIN for APC

  • Truthometer

    Going to Abuja to win Adamawa PDP governorship’s primary is more or less a joke. All elections are local. Ribadu is part of rotten political system in Nigeria.

  • Dan Fulani

    Where is the integrity Mr Ribado?

  • blueeyedkitten

    the gov should please go and conduct his own primaries. this circle of impunity must complete o.