As political parties get set to elect candidates that will represent their parties at the 2023 general elections, the Adamawa state chapter has found itself in crisis over alleged plans to impose a former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) chairman Nuhu Ribadu as the party’s governorship flag bearer.
Ribadu 2015 joined the People’s Democratic Party PDP after primaries and the party canceled the primaries and allocated the ticket to Ribadu in Abuja PDP lost the election due to protests by the PDP members.
On Tuesday night three governorship aspirants headed by House of Representative member Abdulrazaq Namdas, addressed journalists alleging that the original delegates list has been replaced with unknown people.
The press conference which was attended by Theman Safari and Umar Mustapha alleged that the Congress scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday could not hold due to the absence of the committee to conduct the Congress.
” To our surprise without a Congress, some people sat down and replace delegates without the consent of the elected delegates. This is unacceptable, we cannot allow this to happen APC is not a private estate of any individual,” he said.
The crisis started yesterday at a press conference organized by APC to dose tension over the allegations by the three governorship aspirants.
The APC organizing secretary Mustapha Ribadu, a younger brother to Nuhu Ribadu who is also a governorship aspirant launched an attack on the three aspirants calling them names.
In a swift reaction, Namdas who was visibly angry told Mustapha Ribadu who is suspected to be working for his elder brother Nuhu Ribadu, that was a successful journalist and now a House of Representative member twice cannot be taken for granted.
While speaking earlier, the Party leadership denied any conduct of Congress on Monday and Tuesday, but in a swift reaction, controversial senator Ishaku Aboh confirmed to journalists that Congress took place in his northern senatorial constituency.
In his comments the former speaker of Adamawa state House of Assembly. and member representing Yola-South Kabiru Mijinyawa said that Congress took place on Tuesday in his constituency.
While speaking the governorship primaries committee chairman. Aminu Ahmed, from Kano state, said that his committee will not accept anything outside the Constitution of the Party.
Two governorship aspirants former governor, senator Mohammadu Bindow and Ribadu were absent from the press conference.
The governorship primaries earlier slated for Friday have been postponed to the 26th of May.