From Umar Dankano, Yola
The candidature of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), Mallam Nufu Ribadu to contest for the governorship seat in Adamawa State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been described as the right step taken in the right direction.
A non-governmental organization under the aegis of Ribadu Awareness Network (RAN) stated this at a press conference in Yola yesterday stressing that the decision to support Ribadu was born out of their desire for transformation and restructuring due to his wealth of experience and pedigree.
Spokesperson of the group, Desmond Menakaro said the group found it expedient to support the candidature of Ribadu as a patriotic move to salvage the state from the doldrums of underdevelopment as Ribadu is the only candidate who has the experience, courage and the will to entrench solid developmental strides in the state.
“We believe that all the other political candidates are good but Nuhu Ribadu is the best. That is why we appeal to other gubernatorial candidates of various political parties who are by now convinced on the credibility of Ribadu to courageously declare their support for him.
“The decision to support Nuhu Ribadu is borne out of our desire for transformation and restructuring of our dear state. We believe that with his wealth of experience both nationally and internationally, he is the right man that can fix the various components of Adamawa state,” Menakaro said.
He noted that in view of dearth of developmental strides that has dogged the state for a very long time, the choice of Ribadu remains the last option to “liberate” the state from the brink of collapse resulting from many years of neglect.
“The Nuhu Ribadu we know and we want you to know is the only person among all these candidates that can make things right and his previous records of transparency, dedication and selfless service to the nation are witnesses to this fact.”
Menakaro urged all citizens to rally their support for Ribadu as a vote for him is a vote for a new face of Adamawa State noting that with Ribadu as the helmsman, the state will surely move to the utopian land.