Politics

Adamawa Governorship: At last, First Lady favours Bindow over sibling

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Barely a week to the kickoff of the general elections, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari has finally realigned her interest in Adamawa governorship in favour of the incumbent Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla (Bindow).

Mrs. Buhari, who Hails from Adamawa, had unsuccessfully pushed for her younger sibling, Mahmud Halilu Ahmed (Modi), to run in place of the incumbent.

Reliable sources confirmed last night that the woman, who had strongly backed moves to unseat Bindow before and after the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Adamawa, has recently backtracked from supporting her sibling.

The first sign of the First Lady caving in emerged during the stopover of the Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign train to Yola on February 7, 2019.

Former Ambassador Mohamed Buba Marwa, who represent Mrs. Buhari at the occasion, had said “Bindow and Modi are the same.” This was largely interpreted to mean the APC is one united family. He urged the people of the state to vote for Buhari and Bindow.

“I’m representing the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari and she asked me to tell you to vote for APC. I can’t count what Buhari has done in the country and the state.

“You all know that Buhari is a corruption-free man, fighting for the interest of the common man. I urge you all to vote for Buhari from top to bottom and bottom to top.

Before now, the tussle over who leads Adamawa to 2013 had some of the APC bigwigs of like  Babachir David Lawal, Marcus Gunduri, Bello Tukur, Buba Marwa, and Sadiq Kalu lining up behind Modi who failed to secure the APC gubernatorial ticket.

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