The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed to its rank, former governor under the flag of the PDP, Bala Ngilari, two governorship candidates in the 2019 elections, Emmanuel Bello of the SDP and Abdulaziz Nyako of ADC, and the sitting Senator representing northern, Adamawa Ishaku Abbo, who recently dumped PDP for APC.
During a grand occasion tagged Unity forum, the party said the large crowd of political heavyweights thronging into the party suggests that the people of the state are disgruntled with the PDP led government in the state and are ready for change.
Speaking at the occasion, the state acting chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal said the assembly of the biggest politicians in the state coming into the party is a sign that the party is rising to reclaim its rightful place in the state and the people are waking up to do away with an underperforming government out of office come 2023.
Bilal said, “We have met with the leadership of the party at the national level and we have agreed to work in unity towards ensuring an APC government in Adamawa.
“There will soon be an ongoing comprehensive new registration of party members across the state towards building a new and strong membership base in order to give the party a new direction in the state.”
Billal explained that, “APC in the state has in its usual characteristics of fairness to all, has opened its doors to all members coming into the party to register afresh and take advantage of the equal opportunity the party offers all members with a view building a formidable front to clinch power at all levels.
“We are working to ensure that there would be no disparity between new members and existing members of the party.
“Our party ranks having been rising and we are being joined by every reasonable and well-meaning politician in the state.
“That suggests that we have been doing so many things right and the public have been seeing the transparency, honesty and sincerity in our party, so the public can easily relate to it.
“APC is the only party that is working from the national to the grassroot to address the social, economic and infrastructural challenges of the common man in the state.”
The party at its unity forum says its chance of defeating the incumbent governor has been made bright because its ranks have been bolstered by the entrance of high profile political figures into the state including, former Gov. Bala Ngilari, Senator Ishaku Abbo, from the PDP, the former senator representing Adamawa central and governorship candidate of the ADC, Abdulaziz Nyako, the governorship candidate of the SDP in the last elections and former member reprrsenting Gombo/Hong constituency, Emmanuel Bello,