Adamawa: Group canvasses support for Marwa
…Says: He will stabilize security in North East
A socio-political group made up of young Nigerians across the country,
Democratic Young Patriots, DYP, has called on PDP delegates in Adamawa to
support the governorship aspiration of former Lagos state military
administrator, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa in the interest of the state and
the North East zone.
The group in a statement released in Abuja on Sunday by its national
coordinator, Ariyo-Dare Atoye said their call was a patriotic duty after
assessing the antecedents of all the aspirants already cleared by the PDP
to contest the by-election even as they pleaded with President Goodluck
Jonathan to show interest in the coming election because of the security
situation in the North East.
According to them, “as young patriots committed to democratic ideals,
stability and prosperity of Nigeria, we wish to appeal to President
Goodluck Jonathan to show greater interest in the Adamawa state
governorship election and be guided by the challenges confronting the
North-East and the nation at large. Our dear President, Adamawa is too
strategic for leadership experimentation; we therefore urge you to
consider the cost of insecurity in the North-East and the overall interest
of the nation. Getting it right with Adamawa state will be a plus to the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
While expressing support for the candidacy of Gen. Marwa, the young
patriots said the former military governor in Borno has the track record
and capability to evolve security strategies that will complement federal
government's efforts in the North East zone.
“We present to you, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), a leader with proven
track-record for good governance and security strategy. We urge you
President Jonathan to support the aspiration of Marwa, which will
complement your sincere efforts at addressing the security problems in the
North-East. It is to the glory of God that a man who has a profound
knowledge of Borno and Yobe States (as a former military administrator of
old Borno State), is available for election by the PDP in Adamawa state.
It is a rare development, that the good people of Lagos State who utterly
condemned the regime of late Gen. Sani Abacha, however singled out Gen.
Marwa for praises. His records as a former Military Administrator of Lagos
remain indelible in Nigeria.
“To our esteemed PDP delegates in Adamawa, we urge you to support the
aspiration of Gen. Buba Marwa (retd) in the overall interest of the state
and by extension, Nigeria. We appeal to you to remember the years of bad
governance and the misuse of state treasury for self-aggrandizement and be
guided by the need to have a tested and trusted leader in saddle. Marwa is
your son, he did it in Lagos and old Borno state; we assure you that he
will do much more in his own State. This is not the time for leadership
experimentation; it may prove very costly for the good people of Adamawa
State if a wrong choice is made. Get it right with Marwa, support his
aspiration and he will move Adamawa forward.
“We also appeal fellow Nigerians concerned about the insurgency in the
North-East and those who debated the 'treasonable letter' written by the
impeached former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, to show a
greater interest in Adamawa by supporting Gen. Marwa. He connects very
well with the ordinary people as a humble and humane leader. He will bring
on board a new security strategy to complement the efforts of the federal
government”, the group pleaded.
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