The resoluteness of Dr. Mahmoud Halilu, a brother to First Lady Aisha Buhari to contest for Adamawa governorship seat on the platform of All Progressive Congress, APC, is reportedly tearing the party apart in the state.
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The Nation reported that Mahmoud, popularly called Modi, has thrown his hat into the ring for the race for Adamawa governorship, and his candidacy which is not clear whether it enjoys his sister, Mrs. Buhari’s support, is threatening Governor Jibrilla Bindow’s reelection under the umbrella of APC.
The paper said, Mahmoud, who has no political clout, is adamant about pursuing his ambition to a logical conclusion and vie for the ticket of APC with Bindow, a former governorship candidate, Marcus Nada Gundiri, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes( EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and Senator Ahmad Abubakar Mo’Allahyidi, who currently represents Adamawa South Senatorial District.
It reported that Gov. Bindow on account of the First Lady’s brother’s insistence may dump the ruling APC for the Peoples Democratic Party to seek for reelection.
“APC in Adamawa has a big challenge at hand. There is tension ahead of our primaries. We do not want Governor Bindow to defect to PDP but Mahmoud Halilu, who is a younger brother to the First Lady is insisting on seeking the governorship ticket,” the publication quoted a source familiar with the situation as saying.