Gov. Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State for the 2019 elections.
Bindow, polled 193,656 votes to defeat his closet rival, Halilu Modi, a brother to the first Lady Aisha Buahri who had 15,498 votes and Nuhu Ribadu, a pionner Chairman of the Efcc came distant third with 7,705 votes in the party’s primary held in Yola, Adamawa on Friday, which lasted about 30 hours.
Bindow is currently the incumbent Governor, who won 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Nuhu Ribadu had also emerged the PDP candidate in the 2015 governorship election but lost to the current governor, Mr. Umaru Jibrilla Bindow due to imposition by the PDP.
Therefore, Bindow will be contesting against the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Umaru Fintri, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako of the ADC and those of other parties.
The Chairman of the five-man panel constituted by the APC National Working Committee to oversee the primary, Mr. Jibrin Ahmed declared Senator Jibrilla as the party’s candidate Sunday Morning, Inec officials that monitor the exercise described the exercise as free and fair.
“I Ahmed Jibrin, Chairman committee of the Apc Adamawa Governorship primary election with the power conferred on me and my members by the National Secretariat declared Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow as the winner of the Adamawa Governorship primary with the total of 193,656 votes Jibrin declared”.
A news twists emerged earlier today as Modi an In-law to President Buhari with huge war chest told his followers that he will call Abuja again and the election will be cancel, threatening to bring his might on Bindow and the APC if Gov. Bindow eventually declares winner by the committee.
Meanwhile leagues of Professionals from Adamawa have commended the APC committee for their professional conduct of the collation exercise, the group hails the APC committee for not succumbing to intimidation from Modi despite pressure from on all quarters. Speaking to our correspondent in Yola the leader of the group Mr. Ayuma Tumba counsels Modi to think of tomorrow, if the first lady becomes an ordinary Nigerians like Patience Jonathan, Hajiya Turai Yardua and co what will becomes of Modi in Adamawa in near future. Modi and Ribadu’s claims that there was no election in Adamawa is irresponsible, it shows the desperation of Modi and Ribadu, we want to tell Ribadu that APC is not PDP that took 2015 PDP primary to Abuja on his instance and hired touts to vote for him and he lost in 2015 general election to Bindow. it is sheer wickedness for Modi to claim there was no election, if you look at Mayo Belwa where they won, it is free and fair and where they lost it is rigging.
“If the first lady could translate all these powers used to ensure Bindow did not return to 2019 to bringing in development to Adamawa State, the citizen will be forever grateful to her. “Look at the petition they wrote to the APC NWC committee, by claiming that Bindow is with Atiku will make Modi win election is Adamawa State? God forbid, despite all the presidential powers used by Nuhu Ribadu in 2015, he lost woefully to the incumbent Governor, we are using this medium to call the President attention to the excesses of his wife in Adamawa politics, instead of Aisha Buhari to think of 2019, she is busy fighting Bindow, we thank God the process of collation is over, we expect Modi to leave his childish behavior and congratulate Bindow. The group opined.