Former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar, has debunked rumours of him intending to contest for governorship election in Adamawa state October 11.
“I just read this rumour that I am running for governor of Adamawa State. This is not true.”
He cited that one of the main reason why he wont run for the post is that it will only take him a step backward after occupying the post of ‘Vice-President’ of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and serving as the governor of the state 15 years ago.
“I was elected governor of Adamawa State 15 years ago, but was elevated to the position of vice president. I believe we must always look forward, not backwards.
“I will never back away from supporting the development of my home state, as I have always done, both as a businessman and a statesman,” Atiku said.
Former Deputy Governor of the state, Bala Ngilari, the former military Governor of Lagos State, Col Buba Marwa (retd) and the ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who recently defected from the APC to the PDP are the people expected to run for the governorship seat.