Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu has pulled out of Adamawa State’s APC Governorship primaries.
Ribadu said the last minute decision of the party to hold indirect primaries didn’t show fairness and that had initially informed their prior rejection.
“While we and greater majority of APC family in Adamawa state supported giving power to the people through direct primaries, the party decided to adopt indirect primaries at the last minute,” the statement read.
“We were opposed to indirect primaries ab initio because we believe the process that brought those expected to participate in the process was fundamentally flawed.
“When the party congresses were held in May, we cried that no elections were held in Adamawa and the officials were only handpicked by those who hijacked the process.
“This was not addressed. We are therefore under no illusion of a fair contest in the hands of those so-called party officials.”
The campaign organisation said Ribadu will continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari and will not leave the party.
“We are also sure that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu will continue to remain in APC, and continue to support the good works of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his candidature as product of direct primaries,” the statement read.