Ribadu’s fate uncertain as PDP NWC fails to consider waiver

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By Henry Umoru

ABUJA — THE prospect of the 2011 presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, contesting the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in jeopardy, yesterday, following the failure of the PDP’s National Working Committee, NWC, to discuss a waiver for him.

Besides, Ribadu who joined the party this week, others likely to be affected include former military governor of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd); and Marcus Gundiri, who recently returned to the party.

Besides, Vanguard confirmed last night that 15 aspirants had collected the Expression of Interest form to contest the PDP primaries for the governorship election that was triggered by the impeachment of Admiral Murtala Nyako last month.

Multiple sources at the meeting of the NWC told Vanguard last night that the issue of a waiver was not discussed at the meeting.

Prior to yesterday’s meeting of the NWC, hopes were high for Ribadu, who had collected his Expression of Interest and nomination forms that the issue would be discussed having applied for a waiver in line with Section 50 of the party’s constitution.

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