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APC will Rely on Grassroots Base to Defeat PDP in Adamawa


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IMAGE: Alhaji Mai-Bala Buni, the National Secretary »

August.27.2014

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would use its enormous grassroots connection to upstage the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 11 governorship by-election in Adamawa State.

Speaking with journalists shortly after submitting his nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Abuja yesterday, one of the governorship aspirants, Senator Umoru Jibrila, said with the current popularity of the party, no power, not even the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, nor the influence of the presidency can help the PDP.

While receiving the aspirant, the National Secretary, Alhaji Mai-Bala Buni, said the party was on its way to a resounding victory in Adamawa based on its current rapport with the teaming masses of the state.
He assured the aspirants of a level-playing filed, saying that APC is progressive group which is interested in doing things in a proper way.

“I want to assure all you that the end of PDP has come, by the grace of God, we will defeat PDP in the Adamawa governorship by-election and go ahead to also win elections in many states and defeat PDP in 2015,” he said.
Also addressing the aspirant and the party stakeholders from Adamawa, the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, said the party had sold nomination forms to  seven aspirants.

He assured all the aspirants that the party’s  primaries would be transparent and better organised than those of other parties.

He said the leadership of the party would send a credible team to the Adamawa State to conduct the primary election, adding that expectations are that the best candidate and the best grassroots candidate would emerge.
“We are going to set up a powerful team to help in mobilising support for the party ‘s candidate in Adamawa, “ he said.

Jibrilla  who led his some of supporters to the party office, said part of the desire of the people of Adamawa is to see change and generational shift in the leadership of the affairs of the state.
He said being a member of a progressive party like the APC, he intends to bring about radical change in the administration and development of the state.

According to him, APC is not bothered about the defection of Ribadu or the posturing of the PDP to use the influence of the presidency but that the party has wider acceptance among the people in the grassroots which it hopes to use to its advantage.

“I am backed by God, if the Presidency is backing Ribadu, I am not worried by that,” he asserted.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation of the aspirant and the immediate past Chief of Staff to the impeached governor, Murtala Nyako, had accused the PDP of exploiting the resources of the state and leaving it desolate.

He said apart from not having federal government presence in terms projects and appointments, the state had been clamped into a state of emergency which has further impoverished the people.

He said the state has about 87 ethnic groups with a relative religious balance.
He said the APC stakeholders, notwithstanding their various camps, met in Yola and agreed to close ranks in order to produce a candidate that enjoys wide support among the people of the state.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

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