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Adamawa APC throws weight behind Abubakar

18 November 2014, 07:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Adamawa State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to contest the presidential election next year.

State Chairman of the party, Binta Masi Kwaji, confirmed the chapter's support of Abubakar during  a press conference in Yola.

According to Kwaji,  the former Vice President was not just a son of Adamawa State but well-known and well-respected across the six geopolitical zones of our great country.

“The Turaki Adamawa is well-known and well-respected across the six geopolitical zones of our great country, Nigeria. His marriage and business ties cut across tribe and tongue, as do his philanthropy and social obligations. Sadly, in the deeply-divided Nigeria we have today, few politicians can make such a claim,” Kwaji said.

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Kwaji added the party was proud of the outstanding leadership role  Abubakar has played in this country over the past 15 years of democracy.

“He has shone as a bridge-builder, stepping in during times of discord to mediate peace within and outside the APC," said Kwaji.

"Without antagonism or malice, he has consistently lent his voice to pressing national issues, offering counsel to the Federal Government at times when those at the top were clueless about what steps to take”.

He described the former Vice President as a leader with a difference and a man of the people.

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“It is on the records that Atiku as an individual has done more to develop Adamawa State than any indigene of the state that is living or dead."

His American University of Nigeria has put the state and the whole country on the world’s map of quality education, Kwaji added.

"We are equally thrilled by his commitment to job creation, improving the economy, education, infrastructure, transparency in government and the overall welfare of Nigerians.”

The party, therefore, urged all APC faithful in the state to support this gesture and give Atiku Abubakar their full backing.

- CAJ News

- CAJ News


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