The National Working Committee of the PDP at the end of its meeting on Friday, unanimously cleared all aspirants who expressed interest to contest the October 11 Adamawa State governorship election on the platform of the PDP to participate in the party’s nomination process.
Those cleared include a former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Ahmed Modibbo and Acting Governor Umar Fintri among others.
A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, states that after very careful and thorough consideration of all applications and the report of the Abubakar Mustapha-led Adamawa State PDP Governorship Waiver Committee, the NWC was satisfied that all the aspirants met the requirements stipulated by the PDP constitution to participate in the process.
Consequently, waiver has been granted to General Buba Marwa, Marcus Gundiri and Nuhu Ribadu to take part in the exercise.
Metuh states further, The NWC hereby restates its confidence in the leadership of the National Chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu in providing a level playing ground for all eligible citizens of the state to participate in the democratic process.
“It assures that the nomination process, including screening of aspirants as well as the primary election will be conducted with utmost transparency and strict adherence to rules and the principles of justice, fairness and equity.
“Finally, the NWC debunks speculations that its members were divided on the grant of the waiver and reiterates that the decision to open the space for wider participation was unanimously adopted after very extensive deliberations.