Marwa promises to replicate and double his achievements in Lagos in Adamawa.
A former Military Administrator of Lagos and Borno States, Buba Marwa, on Tuesday declared himself the best candidate to occupy the Adamawa State Government House.
The former governor of the Adamawa, Murtala Nyako, was impeached in June by the State House of Assembly following allegations of gross misconduct. The state is currently governed by the Speaker of the Assembly, Umaru Fintiri, who is the acting governor.
Speaking to journalists at the Presidential Villa, Mr. Marwa said all his remarkable achievements as the Military Administrator of Lagos and Borno States will not only be replicated in Adamawa State but the projects will be doubled in Adamawa.
Mr. Marwa, who was also a former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, said: “I am running in the next election by the grace of God.”
On whether waiver will be given to him to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, he said: “Yes and I think that is a concluded business. PDP is looking for good men who will win elections and I am one of them by the grace of God. Adamawa State is like comatose after Nyako’s administration. It is half-dead and it needs a Marwa to resuscitate it and bring it back to where it belongs.”
Speaking on his planned program for the state, he said: “Free education, free healthcare, infrastructure, the roads that I did in Lagos – like 700, we will double it in Adamawa if not more by the grace of God. The water supply – the most difficult area in the country is Borno State. I was governor there and I did over 1,000 boreholes and wells there. Agriculture, fishery jobs for the youth. We will work for the PDP and the people.”
On how he intends to confront the security challenges in Adamawa, he said: “It is my job as you know.”