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Adamawa PDP crisis;Jingi Rufai ready to head Ribadu campaign tour

By Thomas Garba, Yola
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The embattled PDP chairman of Adamawa Chief Joel Madaki is beginning to get to a sour stage as his deputy Mallam Jingi Rufai who earlier has pledged his total loyalty to Madaki led faction of the state party has now accepted to be the chairman of the party under Ribadu's camp which he initially declined because of the infringing support he was having for Joel leadership. Jingi is now the newest number one man of Ribadu as he always seen tirelessly working for Ribadu to form Government in the Adamawa state.

There are strong Indications in the State that two factions of Peoples Democratic Party chairmen will head the campaign organisation of the standard bearer of the party Malam Nuhu Ribadu for 2015 gubernatorial polls as Jinji Rufai, the state chairman of the party who is enjoying the backing of the national body from Abuja,Jingi said of their party will soon embark on campaign tour to the 21 local government areas of the state to show case Malam Nuhu Ribadu as it is gubernatorial candidate for 2015 general election.

According to him,Ribadu is credible enough to displace any candidate from all the opposition parties in the state because he has what it take to bring divided of democracy to the electorates reason he was elected as the party candidate in a primaries that was well contested.

Rufai in an interview with reporters yesterday said that Ribadu and party leadership will embark on campaign tour before December run-out adding that they have confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan and Nuhu Ribadu will win the state.

According to him, Adamawa is PDP state there is no way the party will loose in a free and fair polls.

He explained that the party leader in the State Governor Bala Nggilari that lost the gubernatorial ticket to Ribadu will be part of the PDP, gubernatorial campaign tour.

However Chief Joel Madaki and some stakeholders of the party have contrary have their stand on Ribadu's primaries calling it a "Kangaroo primaries" that will not hold many waters and distancing themselves from the party primaries that took place in Abuja adding that the only party congress they acknowledge is the

House of Assembly primaries conducted in the state.

Madaki who was suspended by the National Working Committee of the party led some of the aggrieved gubernatorial aspirants of the party in protest to disassociate themselves from the announcement making round that Ribadu is the gubernatorial candidate of the party.

It has been categorically stated that the only primaries held in the state was that of the House of Assembly which is the only legal primaries.

We are calling on the National Working Committee of the PDP to as a matter of cancel the purported illegal primaries held in Abuja which is in contravention to the court orders and the Electoral Act and to also organize and conduct the remaining primaries being that of the National Assembly and Governorship as provided for in the law that produced Malam Nuhu Ribadu".

Madaki insisted that the stakeholders, will not allow the mistakes of 2007 to be repeated where ousted Governor Murtala Nyako was imposed on them we will never succumb to any pressure to allow illegality,

He said that the cardinal principles of internal democracy have been thwarted as such they were constraint to protest the injustice being mated to members of the party by some powerful interests in Abuja