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Adamawa 2014: Uncertainty As PDP Aspirants Await Waiver Reports


Oyewale Oyelola

All the Fourteen governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) for Adamawa governorship bye-election are working round the clock to ensure their victory at the primaries.

African examiner’s correspondent gathered that the report of the waiver will be ready Today (Friday).

The PDP Organising Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha while addressing newsmen assured members that the party would be  fair to all aspirants and provide a level playing ground during the party’s primaries slated for September 6, 2014.

“PDP is a large party. We always welcome everybody to our great party. However,  some of the aspirants who are not up to 1 year in PDP applied for waiver to enable them participate in the primary election.

“Applying for a waiver is one thing and getting the waiver is another thing.  No automatic ticket for anybody.  The report on waiver request will be ready on Friday ahead of Saturday’s screening.” He disclosed

Meanwhile, Seven aspirants on Thursday petitioned PDP National Working Committee over Nuhu Ribadu and four others who requested for waiver to enable them contest in the primary election.

The aspirants that signed the petition are; Mr Ahmed Gulak, Dr Umar Ardo, Dr Idi Hong, Mr James Barka, Senator Andrawus Sawa, Alhaji Awwal Tukur and Abubakar Mustapha.

The petitioners urged the party leadership to deny waiver request of Ribadu,  Marwa and three others in order to encourage loyalty among members of the party.

Meanwhile, African examiner source in the presidency hinted that the president is seriously considering using Nuhu Ribadu as PDP governorship candidate for the October 11 bye-election.

The source added that the president wants to use Ribadu to attract more prominent figures from the opposition party, APC to boost his second term ambition.




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