A separate celebration is ongoing in Adamawa by supporters of All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, over Sunday’s victories of Gov. Muhammadu Bindow in APC governorship primaries and that of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in PDP”s presidential primary.
According to NAN, while Gov. Bindow and APC supporters were moving round Yola town in motorcade to celebrate his victory in the party’s direct primaries, PDP supporters were also celebrating the emergence of Mr Atiku from the state as the presidential candidate of the party at the just concluded PDP presidential.
The festive mood in the town has generated debate on how interesting the political situation is going to be in Adamawa.
While supporters of APC said that the popularity of Gov. Bindow and the performance of his administration would ensure that Adamawa remains an APC state by winning all elections in 2019, those of PDP said with Atiku as the presidential candidate of PDP, the party has gotten the boost needed to return it back to PDP.
“We are not bothered by Atiku’s victory as PDP presidential candidate, Adamawa people have seen dividends of democracy under APC and will never betray her for any party,” Mohammed Musa an APC supporter said.
On his part, Ahijo Abubakar a PDP supporter said: “We are set to take back Adamawa, the emergency of Atiku as our party presidential flag bearer has further reinforced that position.”
Addressing APC supporters after his victory rally in Yola, Gov. Bindow thanked them for the sustain confidence in him and promised not to disappoint the electorates.
Mr Bindow urged those who contested with him to join hands with him for a united front in facing 2019 general elections.