Adamawa 2015: The gladiators

The race is beginning to take shape. Political intrigues, permutation and defections by the gladiators, scheming to occupy the Douigerei Government House are going on. The mindset of politicians is focusing on the right platform to actualize their ambition. So far, two political parties from all indication are going to slug it for the various political offices.

These are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). In the PDP notable politicians like Mr. Jerry Kumdisi, a three-term member representing Gombi Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, is gunning for the exalted seat of governor.
Mr. Jerry Kumdisi is an astute politician, having been elected for three times to represent his constituency on the platform of the PPD and Action Congress of Nigeria before his defection back to the PDP.

Engineer Markus Natina Gundiri of PDP is likely to vie for the position of governor. He was the gubernatorial candidate of Action Congress in the 2011 election in the state where he made an impressive outing coming second.  He defected to the party recently from APC due to what he alleged as a one man show by the incumbent Governor Murtala Nyako.
Former Military Governor of Lagos and Borno states and a former presidential aspirant, Brig-Gen. Muhammadu Buba Marwa, and the gubernatorial candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 election may vie for the exalted seat in 2015 under the party. He defected to the party recently after alleging, that Nyako and his supporters are not going to allow for a level playing field for congresses of APC.

Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari is eyeing the seat under PDP. He remains a party loyalist after his Nyako defected to APC.
Dr. Umar Ardo would aspire under PDP. He has been at the forefront in trying to see, that the party adhered to the laid down process of transparency its conduct.
Under the APC, Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo, a seasoned technocrat and a politician of many years may vie for governor. He is being supported by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. He has an oily political organisation and is supported by a lot of people for his track record, especially as the Registrar of the University of Maiduguri.

Dr Salihu Bakari, Commissioner for Local Government and former Chairman of the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, is also touted to vie for governor. Some analysts posit that Nyako favours him.
Dr. Halilu Hamman, current Chairman of the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, may be in the race under APC. He vied for Adamawa Central Senatorial Zone in 2011.

No matter what, the fierce battle is going to be between these two political parties in Adamawa State in 2015. The PDP has in its fold former Governor Boni Haruna now a Minister, Professor Jibrin Aminu, former Minister Dr Aliyu Idi Hong, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Barrister Ali Gulak, Ambassador Hassan Adamu, and host of others. APC parades the likes Malam Nuhu Ribadu former Chairman of EFCC, Barrister Boss Mustapha, Malam Abdulrazak Namdas, among others.

Usman Santuraki,
2, Santuraki Close, Jambutu Ward, Jimeta, Yola

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