I WILL NOT SCUMB TO ANY PRESSURE THAT WILL SUPPORT THE ILLEGALITY OF A SYSTEM-JOEL MADAKI
The ever struggling Chief Joel Madaki faction of Adamawa State People's Democratic Party (PDP) was on Monday convened a press conference and issue a press release at the party secretariat in Yola,the entire party executive Committee, aspirants, Stakeholders and the entire supporters of the party exonerated President Goodluck Jonathan from the illegality perpetrated by the National Working Committee to the people of Adamawa State.
While Speaking before the mammoth supporters at the party office the embattled chairman, chief Joel Madaki debunked rumours making rounds that President Goodluck is responsible for the problems of the state, saying it is the Adamawa people at the corridor of power in Abuja that continue to make Adamawa ungovernable.
“The son of the soil who are close to the presidency have decided to turned Adamawa a dumping ground”
Joel Madaki also said, “President Jonathan should not be crucified for the sins of Adamawa people when we know those behind the misfortune of the state”.
In a press release signed by four of the governorship aspirants and read by General Aliyu Kama (rtd), said the stakeholders in the state have dissociated themselves from the malicious and fictitious announcement of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
General Aliyu Kama in the statement further stated that “it has been categorically stated that the only primaries held in the state and recognized was that of the state House of Assembly which is the only legal primaries”.
He called on the National Working Committee of the PDP to as a matter of urgency cancel the purported illegal primaries held in Abuja which is in contravention to the court orders and the electoral Act as well as organizing and conducting the remaining primaries, being that of the National Assembly and Governorship as provided for in the law. Another governorship aspirant, Senator Abubakar Girei who spoke, lamented that indigenes of Adamawa state are using the state as a dumping ground for political crisis, stressing that those who ferment the crisis are ashamed and could not come to the state as they could not move freely in the streets.
Senator Girei who is also the Director-General Ngillari Campaign Organisation, debunked the insinuations that Governor Bala James Ngillari has been forced to drop his governship ambition to senatorial position, adding that it is a mere rumour and if it is tru, the governor would have notified the party at the state level. Also speaking, Barrister Auwal Tukur expressed displeasure on the manner the National Working Committee of the party takes Adamawa aspirants for granted, saying “Adamawa PDP is finished, it is in trouble, and defection in the party now will surely weaken the party in all ramifications”.
Barr. Tukur explained, “if all the internal party mechanism aimed at resolving the crisis of impunity is exhausted, we would be left with no option other than to seek redress from the court of law or defect to another political party, since imposition of candidate has become the order of the day in Peoples' Democratic Party in Adamawa State. However, findings revealed that all the oppressed aspirants in PDP as well as defeated APC members are warming up to pick tent with the People's Democratic Movement (PDM) while other political pundits envisaged that the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's campaign structures have already defected to the PDM.
Meanwhile, strong speculations also have it that Dr. Ahmed Modibbo who was a governorship aspirant under the ruling PDP has already defected to the PDM along with his wife, Hon. Aisha Mohammed (Binani). Similarly there are unconfirmed report that the aggrieved PDP members who have defected to another party might be suspended, but the party executives on Monday denied the allegation, saying the speculations are baseless adding that though more consultations are been carried out to that effects.