A coalition of Muslims, Christians and about 70 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have jointly purchased gubernatorial nomination form for Adamawa state governor, Mr. James Bala Ngillari to contest the 2015 governorship poll.
Leader of the group, Arch. Lawrance Ngbale, who picked the form, told the national organising secretary of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, that the decision of the different groups to jointly buy governorship form for governor Ngillari was due to his resolve to provide quality leadership to the people of the state.
He commended the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national leadership over its transparency and fairness to all members of the party,
He said that Ngillari was not only the governorship candidate that can bring total victory to PDP in the state, but that he is a symbol of unity, development, justice and rule of law.
“I want to inform you that Ngillari did not contribute one kobo to this money that we use to pay for this governorship form, it is the contribution of over 70 different groups that fused together that we their representative is today buying this form”, he said.
The group leader noted that “If Ngillari is good to be deputy governor for over seven years, what is the reason that he is not good to be governor? Those that think Ngillari is good as a senator, the people of Adamawa said that he is better as governor”, he said.
“On behalf of this group I want to assure PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan that with Ngillari as the candidate of PDP for governorship, the president should not come to Adamawa for campaign; the least number of votes he will get from Adamawa is 1.5 million votes. This is because the people of the state irrespective of their religion, ethnic group have united for Ngillari who we all see as the centre of harmony in the state”, he stated.
In her comments the representative of women group, Mrs. Framau Simon, said that Adamawa women are not only in total support of Ngillari, but that PDP in the interest of good government and the future of Adamawa children should support Ngillari to win the election.