Adamawa Elections: Aspirants Sign Petition Against Ribadu, Others

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Seven governorship aspirants, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State, have asked the party not to grant waiver to former EFCC chairman Mr. Nuhu Ribadu and others who seek to enable them contest the party’s primary.

The petition, which was submitted on Thursday at PDP national headquarter in Abuja, said Ribadu and three other aspirants should be disallowed from taking part in the primary election.

Other aspirants the petitioners asked to be denied waiver are Mohammed Modibbo, Marcus Gundiri, Buba Marwa and Aliyu Kama.

The seven aspirants, who signed the petition  are, Dr. Umar Ardo, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, Mr. James Barka, Sen. Andrawus Sawa, Sen. Abubakar Halilu Girei, Dr. Idi Hong and Alhaji Awwal Tukur.

The petition, which was sent to the Chairman of Waiver Panel and the party’s National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha was titled “objection to granting of waivers for the purpose of contesting the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primaries in Adamawa state for the forthcoming October 11 bye-election.”

The petitioners argued  that Ribadu, Gunduri and Modibbo joined the PDP for the first time only recently, while Marwa and Kama returned to the PDP less than two years ago.

The petition signed by the seven aspirants reads in part, “We would ordinarily have had no objection to their being granted waiver to contest the governorship election, but what we cannot consent to is their presenting themselves for contest without subjecting themselves to the constitutional provisions of seeking waivers and strictly adhering to the process and for the national leadership to act otherwise.”



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