Sunday, 2 September 2018

RIBADU (AISHA BUHARI'S BROTHER) AND OTHERS TO UNSEAT ADAMAWA GOVERNOR


The interest of Mahmoud Haliu, a brother to the first Lady, Aisha Buhari, in the governship race in Adamawa has caused a lot of  anxiousness in the state.



Mahmoud, popularly called Modi, wants to unseat Governor Jibrilla Bindow, who is from Adamawa North Senatorial District.

But stakeholders are said to be opposed to Mahmoud who is relying on powerful forces in Abuja to clinch the ticket.

It was unclear last night  whether  the First Lady had given her blessing to Mahmoud whose intimidating electronic bill boards have flooded Yola.

If Mahmoud gets the ticket, Bindow, who is in control of the party’s structure, may have to use another party to seek re-election in 2019.

It was also  learnt that if Mahmoud is adamant, he has to vie for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) with Bindow, a former governorship candidate, Marcus Nada Gundiri, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes( EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and Senator Ahmad Abubakar Mo’Allahyidi, who currently  represents Adamawa South Senatorial District.

According to investigation, all attempts to convince Mahmoud to shelve his governorship ambition has failed.

It was unclear last night  whether  the First Lady had given her blessing to Mahmoud whose intimidating electronic bill boards have flooded Yola.

If Mahmoud gets the ticket, Bindow, who is in control of the party’s structure, may have to use another party to seek re-election in 2019.

It was also  learnt that if Mahmoud is adamant, he has to vie for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) with Bindow, a former governorship candidate, Marcus Nada Gundiri, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes( EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and Senator Ahmad Abubakar Mo’Allahyidi, who currently  represents Adamawa South Senatorial District.

According to investigation, all attempts to convince Mahmoud to shelve his governorship ambition has failed.

Responding to a question, the source said:

“Although the governor has control of the party’s structure, he might be helpless if there is an order from above because the court has ruled that the party has the final say on any ticket.

“Our greatest fear is the likelihood of losing Bindow to PDP or any other party if he is denied APC re-election slot.” 
 But apart from Bindow, the First Lady’s brother has to vie for the governorship slot with  a former governorship candidate, Marcus Nada Gundiri, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and Senator Ahmad Abubakar Mo’Allahyidi.

Another source said:

 “Gundiri is a retired Director in Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources and a close ally of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. He has been a serial governorship candidate in Adamawa politics.”

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