CORONAVIRUS safety tips from Admin! 1. Watch your hands with running water 2. Dont cough in your hands 3. Keep distance from people 4. Stay indoor if neccessary!! Stay safe !!! Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.


Author Topic: Ribadu, seven others withdraw from Adamawa guber race  (Read 618 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ctytravellink

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • Karma: +0/-0
Ribadu, seven others withdraw from Adamawa guber race
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:07:09 AM »
Loading...


Barely 24 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary for the Adamawa governorship election, the former EFCC chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, has withdrawn from the race.

Apart from Ribadu, seven other aspirants have also withdrawn, leaving only six to battle for the ticket of the party.

Others who withdrew are Awwal Tukur, Aliyu Idi Hong, Andrawus Sawa, James Barka, Aliyu Kama, Markus Gundiri and Abubakar Girei.

Those still in the race are Ahmed Gulak, Buba Marwa, Ahmed Modibbo, Umar Ardo, acting Governor Umaru Fintiri and Jerry Kumdisi.

This was the outcome of a crisis meeting held in Abuja on Thursday night with the aspirants by Senate President David Mark and members of the national working committee (NWC) of the party.

However, it was resolved that those who participate in Saturday?s primary ahead of the October 11 poll will not take part in the 2015 poll.

The meeting, which lasted for four hours ─ starting 9pm on Thursday and ending at 1am on Friday ─ was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House.

There had been fears among PDP members that the sheer number of aspirants and a bitter contest for the governorship ticket could tear the party apart ahead of the poll.

With the resolution at the crisis meeting, the party?s ticket will now be zoned to Adamawa central district for the 2015 election. Ribadu is from Yola in the central district which has never produced a governor in the state.

Speaking with the media at the end of the meeting, chairman of the Adamawa chapter of the party, Joel Madaki, said: ?Fourteen aspirants contesting for the position earlier has now reduced to six aspirants due to this meeting. It is a very welcome idea. Nobody was forced to step them. Those who stepped down did so voluntarily in order to wait to contest for the position in 2015.?

On his part, Gulak, former presidential adviser, hailed the outcome of the meeting.

He said, ?The outcome of the meeting was fantastic. We met as family members of PDP, even before coming here all the aspirants in Adamawa have unanimously resolved that after the primaries, in a free, fair primaries, anybody that emerges will get our support.

?Today, in this meeting, the number of the aspirants have been drastically reduced to six, which is manageable. And we have resolved to go into the primary without rancour, without acrimony and to come out of it as peaceful co-existing members.

?And at the end of it all, anybody that emerges, we will all queue behind him. And if I emerge as the candidate, they will all queue behind me. It is going to be a family affair and there will be no losers?.

Also, Hong, who withdrew from the primary, said: ?Peace-building, negotiation, give-and-take, everything went well. We have been given a caveat and one thing we have succeeded in extracting from this meeting is that the meeting started with a preamble that whoever is going to contest and if he happens to win as a governor, he will not have the right to contest the 2015 election?.



 

'I will create a prosperous Lagos" - Ambode declares for Lagos governorship race

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 677
Last post October 25, 2014, 09:48:43 PM
by mastercode
Adamawa: Anarchy unleashed in Mubi as B?Haram sacks police station, bomb Prison

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 701
Last post October 30, 2014, 07:21:52 AM
by jchima14
2015 presidential race: Falana attacks Buhari for taking N27.5m loan to buy form

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 972
Last post October 24, 2014, 12:42:37 PM
by internet police
New York Times Endorses Hilary Clinton, Kasich in 2016 US Presidential Race

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 646
Last post January 31, 2016, 01:25:10 PM
by admin
Sanders wins Maine caucuses over rival Hillary Clinton in US race for PRESIDENT

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 580
Last post March 08, 2016, 01:28:21 PM
by yungcrux
Local Hunters Kill 75 Boko Haram Insurgents In Adamawa, reclaim Maiha

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 638
Last post November 13, 2014, 09:12:00 PM
by jchima14
Obama Will Not Endorse Candidate in 2016 Democratic Presidential Race-Whitehouse

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 595
Last post January 11, 2016, 07:21:51 PM
by newspostng
US Presidential Election Race Turns Nasty as Candidates Trade Barbs

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 515
Last post April 08, 2016, 01:36:54 AM
by newspostng
Hillary Clinton declares herself winner in US primary race with Bernie Sanders

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 494
Last post May 20, 2016, 09:00:17 AM
by yungcrux
Conspiracy: Sarkin Baka Adamawa Arrested For Leading Vigilantes To Recapture Ter

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 531
Last post November 17, 2014, 09:59:20 AM
by jchima14