17th October, 2011
A total of 1,560 delegates are to participate in Saturdayâ€™s primaries for the CPC flag-bearer in Adamawa State governorship election, an official said on Sunday in Yola.
The state party chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the primary election to be held in Yola would be between two aspirants.
He named them as the former Military Governor of Borno and Lagos states, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd.), and a former Managing Director of Savannah Sugar Company, Alhaji Sulaiman Abdullahi.
â€œRepresentatives of the two aspirants have been invited and briefed adequately on the election,â€ Waziri said.
The party chairman said the party had settled all misunderstanding among its members.
â€œWhoever among the two aspirants emerge the partyâ€™s flag-bearer on Saturday will be going into next yearâ€™s governorship election on a strong footing,â€ he said.
Waziri said a party reconciliation committee headed by General India Garba (rtd.) had visited the state last week where it met with all stakeholders and aspirants.
â€œThis is to ensure a strong and united party for the coming primaries and 14 January, 2012 governorship polls,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of Buba Marwa Campaign Organisation, Chief John Manasa, and that of Sulaiman Abdulahi Campaign Organisation, Malam Bello Zubairu, have expressed confidence in their respective candidateâ€™s ability.
They said in separate interviews with NAN that they were sure their respective candidates would clinch the partyâ€™s ticket on Saturday.