Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Thursday said that he do not have a preferred candidate for the forth coming primary elections. Bindow made the declaration when he received Engr. Umar Sulaiman, one of the APC aspirants for Adamawa Central Senatorial District. The aspirant lead hundreds of his supporters for a courtesy visit on the governor in the government house Yola.
He said that he was ready to work with whoever that would emerge during the coming primary elections. According to him, as the leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress Party in the state, I have no preferred aspirant but ready to work with anybody that emerges as the candidate of the party during the coming primaries. The governor urged the delegates to vote for credibility and not to sell their votes to the highest bidders. The governor described the aspirant as a person who had been endowed with all the prerequisite to be a senator. “If it is all about me, I will nominate you as the candidate of the party in the central senatorial zone because of your credibility, capacity and capability but I am not the one to decide rather the delegates.” I advised you and all other aspirants to know that power and authority belongs to God Almighty and he gives to whom He wants at the time He wants, So it should not be a do or die affair’, Bindow said. While welcoming them the Governor at the same time called on people to live in peace and ensure a peaceful political activities in the state devoid of rancour and violence. Earlier, Suleiman said the purpose of their visit was to register their support and that of his campaign organization to the governor and to solicit his support. Suleiman, who is a former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority said he was motivated to vie for the position in order to bring development which was presently inadequate in the zone. He explained that 75 per cent of capital projects in the 2017 budget went to southern zone of the country because their senators were good in lobbying and more determined than senators from the north. He promised to attract more dividends of democracy from the Federal government to the zone if given the chance. According to him, when elected i will work with the governor and other stakeholders to bring development not only to the central senatorial zone but the entire state.