MAHMOUD Halilu Ahmed, younger brother of Aisha Buhari, Nigerian First Lady, has formally joined the governorship race in Adamawa State.
Ahmed, who is popularly known as Modi, is running under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a letter made available to Realnews, Modi told the Adamawa state chairman of APC: “I am proposing to have a formal declaration of my candidacy as a gubernatorial aspirant of the APC on the 10th of September, 2018 at 12 noon in Yola.
“Following the desire of our great party to open the political space for mass participation and our great party’s effort to offer a level playing field for free, fair and credible elections, I wish to formally inform you of my intention to contest for the office of the Executive Governor of Adamawa State in the 2019 General Elections under APC.”
Modi explained that he was joining the governorship race because he was driven by “patriotism to tackle the challenges facing the state, including the general wellbeing of our people”.
Adamawa Chapter of the APC had on Monday adopted the indirect primaries for the election of its candidates for the 2019 general elections to checkmate politicians who may have compromised the state exco and delegates ahead of the contest.
A communiqué issued at the end of the State Executive Committee, SEC, meeting of the party in Yola, said indirect primary was the best option for the state.
Modi, a Masters Degree holder in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, contested in the 2007 general elections for House of Representatives, representing Yola North, Yola South, and Girei Federal Constituency.
He has served the state in various capacities, including as administrative Officer, District Office Yola Local Government, 1990-1991, administration/protocol officer, Petroleum Special Trust Fund, PTF, NYSC, 1999-2000 among others.
– Sept. 5, 2018 @ 14:25 GMT |