APC governorship aspirant steps down for Buhari’s in-law, gives reasons


Markus Gundiri, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has pulled out of the race and joined forces with President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, Mahmood Ahmed.
Gundiri disclosed this at the farm house of Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in Hong, Adamawa, on Thursday.
He promised to work closely with Ahmed to dislodge the incumbent Governor, Jibirilla Bindow.
“About four or five of us from this bloc have consulted extensively on ways to produce a consensus aspirant to slug it out with the incumbent governor.
“My decision to withdraw my aspiration today and to support this dynamic aspirant is a product of the consultations.
“But let me state here clearly that I’m not withdrawing in order to deputise for Modi as some have started sending out rumours; however, we expect that we’ll get some concession, at least the honor to produce the running mate from our group,” Gundiri said.