Posted: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 8:46 am

Guber By-Election: PDP Aspirant Denies Stepping Down For Adamawa Acting Gov

Ahmed ModibboOne of the Peoples Democratic Party aspirants eyeing the governorship ticket in Saturday’s primary in Adamawa State, Dr. Mohammed Modibbo, has debunked rumours making the rounds that he has stepped down from the race for another aspirant in the party.

He said there were speculations across the 21 local government areas in the state that he and three other aspirants have stepped down for the acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri.

Modibbo stated this in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr. Julius Toba, in Abuja on Monday.

The statement said, “The latest news of our purported withdrawal from Adamawa governorship election for the Acting Governor is an imagination of our political detractors who are bent on pushing us out of the race against the popular wishes of Adamawa people.

“As a matter of fact, at no time did Modibbo sit in any meeting either with the acting governor or three other aspirants of PDP as being rumoured to discuss issue of consensus candidature.

“The import of this is that Modibbo is still 100 per cent in the race and that no amount of this category of cheap propaganda will make him chicken out.

“Modibbo has resolved to continue to chart his own course in this race and see it to the end, as collectively mandated by ordinary masses of Adamawa who are on his side”.

The aspirant noted that those behind the rumour were planning to cause confusion and mislead his followers.

He, therefore, appealed to the people of the state to be watchful and vigilant of the antics of the people.

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