Adamawa Guber Race: Why PDP Needs Ribadu By Zayyad Muhammad
If Nuhu Ribadu finally succumbs to pressure from PDP’s high level to accept the party’s governorship ticket in the forthcoming Adamawa governorship election, some major events will occur and the present dynamics of Adamawa politics will change.
Some of the contestants for the PDP governorship ticket, their supporters and godfathers will be aggrieved as the bubble may burst.
With Ribadu (a less tainted politician) as its candidate, the PDP will be very comfortable at campaign rallies – PDP’s campaign’s pay-off would be: Ribadu is a complete opposite of Nyako. And Adamawa Central will have the chance to produce the governor of the state.
On the other hand, the APC with Atiku’s guidance will present a sophisticated counter-move to get massive support from some portions of Adamawa people. The APC would also use the Adamawa Central ‘card’, but with an additional political move – its candidate will be from Adamawa Central, but different from Nuhu in terms of tongue and faith.
The way high-wired consultations and calculations are taking place in Abuja; Nuhu’s PDP’s candidacy may be a done deal – except if Nuhu tenaciously refuses. – a real Nigerian politician wouldn’t; Nuhu has since learned how to be a true Nigerian politician.
Nuhu Ribadu’s likelihood of winning the governorship position on the platform of the PDP is 85%, while on APC’s is 40%. PDP’s likelihood of winning the governorship position with Nuhu as its candidate is 85%, while APC’s likelihood of winning with Nuhu as its candidate is 55%. – So, Nuhu is the ‘beautiful bride’
Nuhu Ribadu has charisma, he’s well-read, urbane and not tainted, but Nigerian politics does not recognise such a beautiful resume!
– Muhammad wrote in from Jimeta