Eight governorship aspirant out of the fourteen aspirants for the Adamawa State Governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including Nuhu Ribadu, have stepped down.
The stepped down from the race in the early hours of today after a marathon closed-door meeting with the Senate President, Sen. David Mark, at the Presidential Villa.
October 11 was fixed for the election of Adamawa state, following the impeachment of the former Governor, Murtala Nyako.
The PDP National working Committee alongside the Senate President in Abuja, had intervened to forestall looming crisis ahead of the party’s primary election scheduled to hold on Saturday in Adamawa state.
The meeting which was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, lasted for about 4 hours, started by 9.06 p.m yesterday and ended around 1.00 a.m this morning.
It was gathered at the meeting that Senator David Mark, alongside other officials of the party, were able to reach a consensus with the aspirants and succeeded in reducing the number of those contesting from 14 to 6.
Ahmed Gulak, Buba Marwa, Ahmed Modibbo, Umar Ardo, Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri, and Jerry Kumdisi are the six aspirant remaining.
Nuhu Ribadu; Auwal Tukur; Aliyu Idi Hong, Andrawus Sawa; James Barka; GAliyu Kama; Markus Gundiri and Abubakar Girei are those withdrawn from the race.