Former Minister of Information and Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Thursday called on PDP not to grant waiver to the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, who is contesting the September 6 governorship primary election in Adamawa state.
Clark in an open letter to the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Amadu Muazu urged the party not to grant Ribadu any waiver which will enable him to contest the governorship primary election of the PDP in Adamawa state, describing Ribadu as a serial ingrate without any electoral value.
He recalled how President Goodluck Jonathan restored Ribadu’s rank of assistant inspector general of police and retired him gracefully after he had been dismissed, an action he said Ribadu refused to be grateful for.
On the contrary, he stressed, Ribadu has on many occasions embarrassed the President with his actions.
Clark said that bringing Ribadu into the PDP would dent the image of the party and also affect its fortune in Adamawa State, where he said Ribadu has no value, politically.
“In 2011 election, Ribadu ran for President on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, lost at his family home polling booth, and also his ward, scored a mere 32 votes in Yola, and 32,786 total in Adamawa, against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s 344,526 and President Goodluck Jonathan’s 508,314,” he recalled.