Governor Rabi’u Kwanwaso of Kano State said the former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu has been made a laughing stock by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who dropped him from the Adamawa gubernatorial race.
The governor stated this yesterday, September 10, at the Government House in Kano while receiving merit awards from two NGOs namely, APC Kwankwasiyya Amana, Bauchi state chapter and Nigeria 774 Kwankwasiyya Merger: Kwankwaso for President, Leadership reports.
Ribadu who recently defected from the APC and seven other governorship aspirants stepped down last week from the race for the gubernatorial ticket, under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Kwankwaso said: “After he left the APC for the PDP, his new party did not find him worthy of its gubernatorial ticket. I am sure the PDP stakeholders in Adamawa are now laughing at him. We sympathise with him”.
According to him, the Adamawa state PDP chose a candidate whom most of their supporters see as incompetent, while pointing out that APC had come up with a credible candidate in person of Senator Muhammad Jibrila Bindaw who can rule the state.
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He therefore appealed to the people to think wisely in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, dump the PDP which caused hardship within the 5-years they’ve been in power and vote for the APC which is ready to bring about positive and realistic changes in the whole country.
The Adamawa governorship election is about a month away and the political parties are gearing up for the competition.
The PDP held its primaries last week and the Adamawa State acting governor Ahmadu Fintiri defeated other aspirants in the party, clinching 624 votes during Saturday election in Yola, thereby becoming PDP candidate for the October 11 governorship election in the state.
Meanwhile, a serving Senator, Bindo Jibrilla won the APC primaries, polling 2,718 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission scheduled the Adamawa election for October 11, 2014, after the former governor Murtala Nyako, was removed from his office on July 15, 2014, by the state House of Assembly.