We did not step down for Governor Bindow - Adamawa governorship candidates

We did not step down for Governor Bindow - Adamawa governorship candidates

- Candidates for the 2019 governorship election in Adamawa state have denied stepping down for Governor Muhammadu Bindow

- According to the candidates, they are still in the race contrary to the announcement that all the parties have endorsed Governor Bindow for the 2019 governorship election in the state

- The candidate of KOWA party, Alhaji Bappari Umar, whose name and party was also mentioned, said he was still very much in the race

Some governorship candidates in Adamawa state have rejected the inclusion of their names among the 11 governorship candidates that stepped down for Governor Muhammadu Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

Na’ama Bulama of Progressives People Alliance (PPA) and Lami Musa of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, January 9, in Yola.

The candidates said they were still in the race, contrary to the announcement at Tuesday’s launching of Governor Bindow’s re-election campaign where the candidate of Alliance National Party (ANP), Alhaji Umar Jada, who spoke on behalf of the parties that endorsed Governor Bindow listed their names.

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“I did not step down for anyone, I am still much in the race and was not even in town talk less of attending the event," Bulama said.

She urged her supporters to remain calm and focus on working for the party’s victory.

Also reacting, Lami Musa of PPN said the party’s chairman had earlier contacted her on the development but she rejected it. "I am not a party to it and still remain in the race,” Musa said.

She also urged her supporters to ignore the development.

Alhaji Bappari Umar, the candidate of KOWA party, whose name and party was also mentioned, said he was still in the race.

“There was a mix up in what happened. As you know we have a forum of governorship candidates working toward a peaceful general election.

“Part of the arrangement of the forum is to attend each other’s campaign launch which some of us did yesterday. Some of us where at Governor Bindow’s launching of campaign in that respect, but we were erroneously included among those that stepped down for him like ANP candidate,” Umar said.

NAN reports that 29 candidates had been cleared by INEC to contest for the governorship election in the state.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Bindow said President Buhari does not need to campaign in Adamawa state.

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Bindow said everything the president has done for the state and northeast geo-political zone is enough for President Buhari to get all votes in Adamawa.

The governor, at the 2019 flag-off campaign of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yola, urged the people to vote for President Buhari and the party’s National Assembly candidates, so the president can have a Senate who supports him.

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