Having been shown how to get ready for the Adamawa Bye-election by the PDP, the All Progressives Congress have started the process for picking their candidate who will fly their flag against acting Governor Fintiri.
The Punch learnt on Sunday, that 6, 478 delegates are participating in the exercise which did not begin at the various local government areas until about 12 noon. State Organising Secretary of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal explained that only members of the executive committee of the party at various levels were participating in the selection process.
“Only EXCO (members) of the party are delegates and the election was delayed to 12 noon to enable Christian delegates participate.
“We have 6,478 delegates and because of the security situation in Madagali and Michika Local governments, delegates from these areas will cast their votes in Gombi.”
Interested in obtaining the party’s ticket are: Senator Bindiw Jibrilla, Senator Ahmed Hassan Barata, Yakubu Tsala, Emmanuel Bello, Ibrahim Mijinyawa and Boss Mustapha.
In the meantime, an associate of former Vice-president and leader of the party in the state, Alhaji Atiku has said that Atiku expects the process to be open and transparent.
“Turaki who as you know is a stakeholder in Adamawa State expects nothing less than a free and fair contest.
“He believes that this is the only way through which a credible candidate capable of winning the peoples confidence will emerge.
“A good showing at this level will show not only the people of Adamawa State but Nigerians as a whole that the APC is ready to provide leadership at the highest level.”