The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa says it has no anointed candidate for the position of governorship for 2015 general elections as being speculated.
The state’s Chairman of the party, Mrs Binta Masi, made the disclosure on Thursday at an emergency news conference in Yola.
Masi said that the clarification became necessary in view of the rumour making rounds that the party had a particular candidate for the post.
She added that “the state chapter of the party has not contemplated any such undemocratic practice.
“The rumour originated from mischief-makers who are bent on painting the APC black in the eyes of its teeming supporters.
“The party wishes to state clearly that all aspiring politicians wishing to vie for the office of governor or any elective position in the state are free to express their intention.’’
The party chairman assured all aspirants on the platform of the party of equal opportunity “in line with the constitution of the party as stated in Article 20.’’
Masi, who said that the rumour was citing the son of Gov. Murtala Nyako, (Abdulaziz Nyako) as the anointed candidate, said the governor had never contemplated that.
“For emphasis, the leader of the party in the state, Gov. Murtala Nyako, has not at any point in time contemplated to sponsor any individual, not even his biological children for any elective post,” she said.
She cautioned the people of the state to be wary of attempt by those fanning tribal and religious sentiments for political gains.
“What we need and what is important is to have credible leaders, irrespective of tribe and religion that would promote peace and prosperity in the state and the nation in general”, Masi stressed.