Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state has Sunday said that the member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo-Belwa federal constituency, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas is the best candidate to fly the party’s flag in the governorship election come 2023.
The stakeholders led by a former governorship candidate and an elder statesman, Engr. Markus Gundiri presented Namdas to the party leadership while soliciting for their support at the party primaries.
” We made mistakes in previous election and elect people who are not even fit to serve as chairmen of local governments.
” Sometimes outsiders do ask me what is wrong with us that make us to always choose the wrong governors considering our intellectual resourcefulness. We have an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past,” Gundiri said.
Presenting Namdas before the state and LG party leadership, a former member of house of reps, Abdurrahman Shiaibu said Namdas has what it takes to govern the state well.
He is a man with the requisite experience to lead the state well. We all know he was a one time state secretary of NUJ and also chief press secretary to Boni Haruna for eight years. Such experience placed him in good stead to understand the intrigues of power and politics.
” He also served as DG Atiku support group and served as Reps spokesperson during his first stint as reps member and now the chairman house committee on army.
” Let us remove sentiments and vote the right candidate. We know everyone aspiring to contest election and we know the best.
” If you vote the one who is development oriented, all of us will benefit. But if you put a selfish leader, all of us are going to perish together.
” Compare Namdas with others then select the best. I’m sure of his electability and popularity,” Shuaibu said.
While elucidating the rationale for his ambition, Namdas said his major concern is to bail the state out of the woods.
He noted that in the last two years of PDP government, nothing tangible was achieved, adding that he has the experience, the will and the connection to turn around the fortunes of the state if elected.
“It is true that I’m aspiring to govern the state to right the wrongs of the past and put our state on the path of probity and recovery.
” That is why I call this meeting to humbly tell all the party stakeholders my intention. I’m not a lazy man and and you can always count on me.
“Let us conduct all our affairs in a fair and just manner so that when I lost, I know I lost fairly and will support the person who won.
” I have in the past conceded victory to my opponent due to the fair play exhibited and such gesture generated a lot of goodwill for me in future elections. So let us be upright and spirited in our conduct,” he said.
The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal while responding, disclosed that the member representing Ganye, Jada, M/Belwa and Toungo federal constituency, Abdulrazaq Namdas is one of the best and reliable persons aspiring to govern the state come 2023 general polls.
Bilal noted that Namdas is one among the array of those aspiring to govern the state who has the strength to push the incumbent governor out of power.
“We are looking for who among our aspirants with the gusto to push the incumbent governor out of power, and you’re one of them,” Bilal noted.
The chairman also commended Namdas for his sterling representation at the National assembly noting that all the representatives of APC at the assembly are giving their robust contributions to the development of the state.
Bilal urged the party faithful to discard sentiments and other biases and ensure the emergence of credible persons for the general good of all, urging the party faithful to shun unnecessary bickering and mudslinging as such tendencies were responsible for the defeat of the party in 2019.
He also lauded Namdas for his wide consultations across the party, noting that such a move will nurture understanding of his vision and mission for the state.