Igbo group endorses Ribadu for Adamawa guber race

Mallam Ribadu PDP Adamawa State governorship candidate in a handshake-with-Prince-Amara-Enemchukwu chairman Igbo Concerned Political Forum ICPF Adamawa

By Tijani Ahmed

The governorship ambition of Nuhu Ribadu got a boost today when he received the endorsement of the Igbo Concerned Political Forum in Adamawa State. Ribadu is the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to Mr. Ribadu at his campaign office in Yola, the general secretary of ICPF, Humphrey Umejike, said the group undertook the visit to applaud Ribadu’s courage in declaring interest to run for governor of the state. He noted that the ICPF was convinced that “only a man of repute can effect the positive change that is so dearly needed in Adamawa State”.

The ICPF is made up of over twenty organisations, including traders’ union, business men and women, students, youth and professionals of South-east extraction across the 21 local government areas of Adamawa State. The group was represented by chairmen and secretaries of member organisations.

Mr. Umejike said the ICPF was aware of Ribadu’s antecedents hence the decision to support him.

“It is this high profile of yours that has motivated us to unite and channel all our energy to focus on proper and adequate sensitization and awareness of Ndi Igbo and sister groups in Adamawa State to support your candidacy,” he said.

Chairman of ICPF, Amara Enemchukwu, in his contribution said the group had supported all PDP governorship candidates in the past and would do everything within its powers to ensure victory for Mr. Ribadu.

Responding, Mr. Ribadu and Rev. Habila Istifanus, his running mate, thanked ICPF for their visit and support.

“With our victory, you will see a difference in what governance is all about,” Mr. Ribadu noted. He said security will be a top priority if elected governor.

He urged the group to support all PDP candidates in the state starting with President Goodluck Jonathan. He advised members of the group not to relocate during the elections.

“Adamawa State will be safe. People should remain here and go about their lawful activities. This is your home. You are registered here and should vote here,” he added.


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    I think that Ribadu will make an excellent governor and hopefully a wonderful president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The boost is timely and well-deserved.

    • Festuso

      Joker….Ribadu is the wrong party. He made the biggest mistake of his political career by leaving APC to join PDP believing that his friend Muazu will help rig him in. Well, Chairman Muazu may have succeeded in rigging the PDP primaries for him but he will find out that the election on April 11 is a completely different kettle of fish. The election will be conducted in Adamawa State not in Abuja…..he will fall flat on his face because Muazu cannot rig for him there!

      • COLONEL M (RTD)

        Why is it difficult for you ACP nut jobs to accept defeat when an election fails to meet your expectation? This is a build up to the chaos that will ensue when Buhari loses the election as he is wont to.Buahri is accustomed to losing national elections and this time will not be an exception. I urge you folk in the floundering opposition of strange bedfellows to ready and steel yourself for the coming defeat you are bound to endure in the election.Just do the math and see what a difficult task lies ahead of you.

        • Festuso

          Hey Colonel, I suggest you go online today and read the news about the Agreement the Atiku and Nyako camps have just sealed. Also read about the shit that Ribadu’s Rigger Buddy, PDP Chairman Muazu has landed himself with the Presidency. Put the two together, add the fact that Ribadu has never won an election in Adamawa in his life and it should be clear to you that he has no chance of getting to Adamawa Governor’s House. However, if you still doubt this, I suggest you put your money where your mouth is and stake some of your pension on it. I’ll be happy to take you on anytime, anyday!