Adamawa PDP To Ribadu,”We Don’t Need You”

Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Chief Joel Madaki, says his party is not interested in wooing or begging any one to fly its flag in the election to replace impeached Governor Murtala Nyako.

The PDP, according to him, has many qualified people in its ranks to win the governorship poll.

As Madaki, addressed party’s stakeholders at Government House, Yola on Friday, Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri vowed to recover every kobo paid by the Nyako Administration for contracts not executed.

The party chairman said PDP’s door is open to all indigenes of the state interested in joining it.

He promised equal treatment for all.

He dismissed reports that the PDP was shopping for a governorship candidate.

Madaki said: “PDP is a fully loaded party with experienced politicians who have held many laudable national positions in different capacities and who have been tried and tested to occupy any office hierarchy in the country.

“Adamawa State PDP is blessed with an array of qualified politicians; there is no need to bring somebody from outside the party to run on its ticket for the 2015 race.

“We are not wooing or begging anyone to be our governorship candidate. Are there no qualified candidates among all of you sitting here? It is an insult to all of us to say that we are wooing any person to be PDP governorship candidate.

“I want to make it clear that our doors are open for people to come in. We will give those coming equal treatment and a sense of belonging.”

He commended the acting governor and members of the state assembly for restoring what he described as “PDP’s stolen mandate” by removing former governor, Murtala Nyako.

Also speaking, Acting Governor Fintiri said he would go ahead with the plan to probe the alleged squandering of N82billion by the administration of Nyako.

He said a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the former governor’s tenure will be inaugurated tomorrow to handle the assignment.

Fintiri said: “On Monday, I will inaugurate a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the financial conduct of the administration of ex-Governor Murtala Nyako

“We are going to ensure that all Adamawa funds in private accounts are retrieved  into the state coffers. We shall also ensure that all properties acquired with Adamawa resources are also retrieved so that their values can be channelled into Adamawa State resources.

“We have taken this action to serve as a deterrent to leaders with lust to tamper with public funds while in office.”

The session was attended by ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Jibril Aminu; a former NADECO chieftain,  Air Commodore Dan Suleiman(rtd); a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Maj-Gen. Halidu Hananiya (rtd); ex-Minister Dauda Birma; National Assembly members; PDP members of the State House of Assembly; and the 21 local government chairmen in the state among others.

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