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Pressure on aspirants to step down for Aisha Buhari’s brother

Pressure on aspirants to step down for Aisha Buhari’s brother

- Some forces in the presidency have reportedly made moves to disqualify all aspirants for the Adamawa central senatorial district because of Buhari Aisha's brother Mahmood Ahmed

- They were trying to ask five aspirants to step down for Ahmed if he is unable to defeat Governor Jibrilla Bindow at the primaries

- Meanwhile, the first lady’s brother, is said to have never bought form to contest for the Senate

Pressure is said to have been mounted on five aspirants to step down for the younger brother to Aisha Buhari, Halilu Mahmud, in the Adamawa central senatorial district race.

A report by Daily Trust claimed that some forces in the presidency and in the state have made some moves to disqualify all aspirants for the central senatorial district and give the first lady’s brother an automatic ticket for the seat.

Mahmud who was recently contesting governorship on the platform of the APC earlier said his party members will agree on whom to pick between former EFCC boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and him at the direct primary.

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A party source said: “Some forces in the presidency and Adamawa state are now saying that the minimum concession they would accept for Mahmood Halilu Ahmed (aka MODI) is to disqualify all aspirants for Adamawa central senatorial district and give the First Lady’s brother automatic ticket for the seat.

“They want to ask five aspirants to step down for Ahmed if he is unable to defeat Governor Jibrilla Bindow at the primaries.

“The affected aspirants are a former managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Alh. Umar Suleiman; former chairman, Fufore local government, Barrister Aliyu Wakili Boya; ex-secretary, Nigerian Red Cross, Barrister Bello Hamman Diram; a former member of the House of Representatives, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) and Ibrahim Waziri(Bappa Waziri), who is a die-hard supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari from ANPP days.

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“The greatest challenge at hand is that the First Lady’s brother never bought form to contest for Senate, he was never screened for senatorial ticket, yet some forces in the presidency want him to represent Adamawa central senatorial district.

“All APC members in the National Assembly from Adamawa state (including a senator and seven members of the House of Representatives) have protested to the national headquarters of the party on the latest development.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the younger brother to Aisha Buhari, Halilu Mahmud, spoke about the forthcoming of direct primary of the APC in Adamawa state.

Mahmud who is contesting alongside former EFCC boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, said his party members will agree on whom to pick between Ribadu and him at the direct primary.

The first lady's brother who made this known in Yola, stressed the need for the two aspirants to form a formidable alliance to defeat the incumbent governor at the primaries.

He noted that one of them will step down for the other in the interest of the people of the state, saying Adamawa people deserve an inclusive and people oriented government.

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Source: Legit.ng

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