The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, is in crisis following the political ambition of Dr. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed, brother to President Buhari’s wife, Aisha.
Ahmed, a governorship aspirant on the ruling party’s platform in the state is up against the incumbent, Governor Jibrilla Bindow and former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission boss, Nuhu Ribadu, among other contestants.
According to The Nation, Gov. Bindow is favoured to win the race, and the move to save the first lady’s brother blushes by giving him automatic ticket as APC’s candidate for Adamawa Central Senatorial District is tearing the party apart.
The move is being met with outrage by Adamawa Central Senatorial aspirants on APC’s platform, who are claiming Ahmed didn’t go through the process and so not qualified.
Quoting a source as saying the paper wrote: “Some forces in the Presidency and Adamawa State are now saying that the minimum concession they would accept for Dr. Mahmood Halilu Ahmed (aka MODI) is to disqualify all aspirants for Adamawa Central Senatorial District and give the First Lady’s brother automatic ticket for the seat.
They want to ask five aspirants to step down for Dr. Ahmed if he is unable to defeat Governor Jibrilla Bindow at the primaries.
“…The greatest challenge at hand is that the First Lady’s brother never bought form to contest for Senate, he was never screened for Senatorial ticket, yet some forces in the presidency want him to represent Adamawa Central Senatorial District.”