The former organizing secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state, comrade Ahmed Lawan has called on the party to support the candidature of Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas for the ticket to fly the party’s flag at the 2023 governorship election, saying that Namdas is the only candidate that can win the governorship election for the party come 2023.
Namdas, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo-Belwa has declared his interest to contest for the office of the governor of Adamawa State in the forthcoming election.
Lawan who is also contesting for the office of the national organizing secretary of the APC is among the stakeholders who visited Namdas at his Abuja resident recently.
He said the visit became imperative following the show of love to them by the lawmaker after they lost elections during the state congresses of the party.
He said Namdas was among the first people who called and identified with them after the primaries hence the decision to visit him and also show support for his aspiration.
“In our capacity as stakeholders of the APC who were former officials of the party and also contested at the last congresses, we have seen it for to visit Namdas and thank him for his support as well as register our support to his aspiration of becoming the governor of Adamawa state. All 18 of us unanimously agreed to support Hon. Namdas’ aspiration and ensure that he gets the party’s ticket because he is the only candidate that can win the election for us. We have searched and found out that nobody can win the governorship election in the state for our great party if not Namdas, because of his pedigree, experience, and track records,” Lawan said.
He described Namdas as a grassroots politician who has vast experience in working with people and has succeeded in representing his constituency despite having the largest in the country with four local governments.
“Hon. Namdas is one politician that is accepted by almost all the stakeholders of our party and even those outside the party. He has proven his worth by ensuring the delivery of the dividend of democracy to his people. We are proud of what he has been doing and we are confident that he is the best for us,” he added.
Lawan further stressed that they have resolved to work for Namdas and ensure that he not only becomes the party’s flag bearer but win the election and become the next governor of Adamawa state.
“We are going to use our resources and experiences to work day and night to promote the candidature of Hon. Namdas because we believe that he is the best for us,” he added.
Speaking on the alleged plot by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari to impose her younger brother, Halilu Modi on the party to be its candidate, Lawan said that the party will stand united and resist such moves. He assured that only the popular candidate which according to him is Namdas will emerge as the party’s flag bearer for the 2023 election.
“Politics is not military rule where decisions can be imposed on people. It is a game of numbers and every individual has the right to decide what happens at the party. We will not listen to any of such rumors but focus on selling our candidate who is Namdas. I’ve said in several fora that if we want to win the election, we must go with Namdas, he is our only option now. We will not condone the imposition of candidate, we will fight it with all we have,” Lawan said.