Atiku Vows Not to Interfere In Choice of APC Guber Candidate

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 23rd, 2014

A former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has given an assurance that he would not interfere in the choice of whoever emerges the All Progressives congress (APC) governorship canidate in the Adamawa governorship poll billed for October 6, this year.

In a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, Atiku promised to lead the party’s leaders in the state to create a level-playing ground for all aspirants with such transparency that the election would set a standard for genuine democratic principles of fair play for all states to copy.

Explaining that the APC is for all Nigerians and not a party for Muslims or Christians, the Turaki Adamawa said divisive politics would not take Nigeria anywhere.

He thereby advised PDP leaders in Adamawa to save the state and the rest of the country from divisive tactics to gain power, noting: “Unlike many of its neighbours, our state has enjoyed relative peace and stability and we don’t want them to bring divisions among our people who had lived peacefully with one another.”

  He welcomed the modified direct primaries introduced by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of the forthcoming Adamawa State gubernatorial by-election slated for October 11, 2014, as well as other primaries including the presidential primaries coming up at a later period.

  In a related development, a chieftain of the APC, and Dan Madamin Adamawa, Alhaji Dahiru Bobo has joined the race for the governorship of Adamawa State.

Bobo who picked expression of interest and nomination form at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, expressed optimism that the APC would reclaim Adamawa State at the poll.

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