- The APC is embarking on a grand plan to take over Adamawa state in 2023
- Governor Ahmad Fintiri of PDP defeated the former governor of the state, Jibrilla Bindow, in 2019 over an unresolved crisis within the APC
- Boss Mustapha, the SGF, is said to be leading the struggle to reclaim the state from the PDP
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The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state might find it difficult to retain the state in 2023 if the political realignment embarked upon by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) eventually yield positive results.
Legit.ng recalls that the APC lost the state in 2019 due to irreconcilable political crises between the immediate past governor of the state, Jibrilla Bindow, and some leaders of the party.
The Nation reports that some respected indigenes of the state including the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha and his predecessor, David Babachir, are working towards reclaiming the state during the next general election.
It was gathered that Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), the former governor Bindow and President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, Ahmed Halilu (Mudi), are working seriously to return APC to reckoning in the state.
The report also said that a representative of Adamawa Central senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Aisha Buhari, a member representing Jada/Ganye/Mayo-Belwa/Toungo federal constituency in the House of Representative, Abdulrazak Namdas, and the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Babale Martins are instrumental to the emerging intra-party movement to reclaim the state in 2023.
The former governor Bindow was defeated by the candidate of the PDP, Ahmadu Fintiri, at the poll in 2019.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an ex-governor of Adamawa state, Bala James Ngilari, defected to the APC.
It was reported that Ngilari lamented that the PDP in the state has not been fair to him. He said his defection would be formally made known soon as he added that some chieftains of the PDP and thousands of his loyalists would join him in defecting to the APC.
He said it is better for him to go to APC where he could be valued and cherished since PDP in the state has not been fair to him.
In another report, Adamu Abubakar, the son of Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, confirmed that his father would contest for the presidency in 2023.
He disclosed the information while presenting the scorecard as Adamawa state commissioner for works and energy to mark the first anniversary of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri.
Adamu was quoted to have said he doesn't see anything wrong with his father contesting because he is a strategic and master politician who has been in the game for almost 40 years.
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