Olufamous–Jolted by the acrimony trailing his entrance into the PDP, the Presidency may have withdrawn its support for the former EFCC chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
Saturday Sun checks revealed that Presidency was worried by the gang-up by certain governorship aspirants for the Adamawa governorship ticket on PDP platform against Mallam Ribadu and intelligence reports that former Vice-president, Atiku Abubakar was waiting in the wings to exploit the acrimony in the ruling party to the advantage of the main opposition party, the APC.
A source fingered a presidential aide from Adamawa State and arrowhead of the Ribadu governorship project as the one who misled the Presidency on the political weight of Nuhu Ribadu.
“The race in the coming days is likely to be very interesting but we have all resolved to be very careful because in politics, you cannot take chances, especially ones that are likely to jeopardise the chances of your party. When the issue of Ribadu first came up, some indices which we are witnessing now had not come up then…“For instance, no one knew that the acting governor was going to be interested. Also, the impression was created that all other aspirants were going to step down for him (Ribadu) on the intervention of a mutual friend of most them who brought the Ribadu option.
“So, the situation as it is now means that all the aspirants would have to carry their various ambitions on the strength of their structures.”The problem now is, does Ribadu have the political strength to defeat other strong PDP aspirants? #wahala
Dr Brimah said on twitter: He hopes he still gets some PDP money from the missing $20 billion.
Adamawa: @NuhuRibadu rejected by PDP. He lost it all. Hope he'll get some money (from the looted $20bn PDP splosh)
— Dr. Peregrino Brimah (@EveryNigerian) August 23, 2014