Adamawa: Modibbo calls for fairness
•Meets Ribadu’s kinsmen
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Adamawa State, Dr Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo, has called for a level playing field for all those seeking the party’s ticket in the October election.
He says every aspirant should be accorded a fair treatment.
“We are all stakeholders in Adamawa politics and so our rights must be respected in this election. Therefore, I’m calling for fairness and a level playing ground for everyone who is interested in this race. This is because power belongs to the people but it is only given by Almighty God,” the former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) said in the build up to the party primaries to pick its flag bearer.
He also cautioned his fellow aspirants to eschew what he called dangerous scheming and political vendetta capable of plunging the state into crisis.
Modibbo spoke at the state PDP secretariat in Yola on Friday while declaring his intention to succeed Admiral Murtala Nyako who was impeached recently.
In a statement Modibbo’s Special Assistant on Media, Julius Toba, quoted him as pledging to commit the best of his ability to progress, peace and prosperity of Adamawa citizenry.
The governorship aspirant is said to be disturbed by “the rate of poverty, under-development, illiteracy, laziness, corruption and backwardness in the state.
“For this reason and more, he is compelled not just to stand and watch but to participate and commit himself and his teeming supporters to improving the living conditions of his people.”
He said security, affordable healthcare, education, massive agricultural and rural development, poverty alleviation, women and youth empowerment and industrialization, among others would be the focus of his administration.
In the meantime, Modibbo has met with kinsmen of one of his key rivals for the PDP ticket, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, at Agwan Lamido quarters with the PDP Chairman in Yola South, Usman Bala Makuruma, describing the former Executive Secretary of UBEC as one of the best gunning for the office.