16 August 2014

Nigeria: BREAKING - Ribadu Joins PDP

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Nuhu Ribadu.

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State.

Mr. Ribadu was the presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in 2011 and joins the PDP from the All Progressives Congress.

A member of the executive committee of the PDP in in Bako, Mr. Ribadu's ward in Yola South Local Government Area, informed PREMIUM TIMES that the anti-corruption chief has been registered as a member of the party.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the PDP leadership led by the party's national chairman, Adamu Muazu, mounted pressure on Mr. Ribadu to join the party and be its candidate for the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had released time table for the election to replace former governor Murtala Nyako who was impeached by the State Assembly last month.

‎Already, Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri and son of former chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, Awwal Tukur, have picked the notice of ‎ intent form to fly the PDP's flag for the election.

Efforts to speak with Mr. Ribadu or his spokesperson, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, were unsuccessful.

‎Both men's mobile phones were switched off when PREMIUM TIMES tried to reach them.

Mr. Ribadu is yet to publicly declare for the PDP although he has not refuted any of the reports linking him to the party.

Read our story on the big scramble for Mr. Ribadu here.

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