PDP Has Made Ribadu A Laughing Stock, Says Governor Kwankwaso
Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made the former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, a laughing stock.
Kwankwaso stated this in Kano on Wednesday while receiving merit awards from two groups, APC Kwankwasiyya Amana, Bauchi state chapter; and Nigeria 774 Kwankwasiyya Merger: Kwankwaso for President.
Ribadu who was the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had last month defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the hope of securing the party’s ticket to contest for the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa State following the impeachment of former Governor Murtala Nyako.
He was however made to step down for other candidates before the party’s primary election with an agreement that he will take a shot in the same position in 2015.
But according to Kwankwaso, “After he left the APC for the PDP, his new party did not find him worthy of its gubernatorial ticket. I am sure the PDP stakeholders in Adamawa are now laughing at him. We sympathize with him.”
The governor however called on the Adamawa electorate to think wisely and vote for the APC candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election, considering the hardships caused to the state by the PDP central government.
He appealed to them to pay back good for good by dumping the PDP and voting for the APC which is ready to bring about positive and realistic changes in the whole country.
“Anybody who voted for PDP, which within five years could not lead the nation rightly has deceived himself,” lamented the governor, pointing out that APC has come up with a credible candidate in person of Senator Muhammad Jibrila Bindaw who can salvage Adamawa state.
He alleged that the Adamawa state PDP chose a candidate whom most of their supporters see as incompetent, hoping that people in the state should opt for APC, describing it as the best party in Nigeria.
Earlier, the chairmen of the NGOs Murtala Abdullahi Dass and Habu Ibrahim Fagge appealed to Kwankwaso to enter the race for the presidency come 2015, assuring him they will mobilize Nigerians to support him.
Meanwhile, Governor Kwankwaso has thanked the state APC stakeholders’ effort in mobilizing people across the nation to support his presidential aspiration in the 2015 general election.
Meeting with them at the Kano Government House also on Wednesday, the governor said that most of the people he met at the APC Northwest rally in Sokoto told him that the message has reached them and they are in support of the aspiration.
He therefore urged the stakeholders to continue to enlighten Nigerians until the APC wins the 2015 general elections. He also reiterated that he’s still consulting on the 2015 presidential contest and will make his decision known to the general public very soon.
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