By Umar Yusuf
Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong, weekend, said his intention to join the gubernatorial race in Adamawa State on the platform of the PDP was to unite the various ethnic groups as a basis for social and economic development of the state.
The one-time secretary of the PDP in the state, who made this known at the formal announcement of his intent to the party leadership in Yola, promised to turn around the fortune of the state.
The former minister told newsmen in an interview that he obtained the form for a rescue mission to save Adamawa State from total collapse and wished to use his privileged position as one of the most conversant with the plights of the state and therefore, regard the aspiration to bring about social transformation of the state.
According to Hong: “Adamawa had never been so polarised as in the last regime. I am out to vie for the office of Governor of Adamawa State for rescue mission urgently as the state is in the lowest stage of its development, hence the need to rescue it from imminent disasters that may follow its collapse.
“We have not seen impressive progress and improvements as other states have witnessed in term of infrastructure and social transformation which require serious-minded people to rise to the occasion and rescue it from total collapse.”