Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
Over 200,000 Stakeholders and youths in Nasarawa State and other neighbouring states in the north Central have so far contributed 10m to purchase nomination and expression of interest form for APC National chairman unbehalf of Senator Abdullahi Adamu when the window is declared open by the party.
Chairman, council of APC stakeholders in Nasarawa State, Dr Kassim Muh’d Kassim who is an ex-member of Nasarawa state house of assembly told Journalists in Lafia that, the youth mounted pressure on him and an account has to be opened and few days ago were able to put together 10m and is still counting.
Dr Kassim said the reason behind the contribution is to show solidarity to Senator Adamu and a way of saying thank you for establishing high institutions in the state during his time as Governor which enabled them to acquire higher education.
According to Dr Kassim “Few days ago, some stakeholders requested that an account be opened that they have decided to task themselves to make money available for the purchase of APC national Chairmanship nomination form for Senator Adamu.
“I thought it was a joke , them suddenly money started coming in and as at today, the said account is ringing 10m and is still counting.
“They said it is their little way of showing appreciation to Adamu’s inspiring leadership for decades and to emphasize their support for his tireless work for the progress of Nigeria and his support for President Buhari which culminated to his anointing by Mr President for the top party Job.
“They are delighted to bear the cost because a leader like Adamu who has spent his entire life fighting for democracy in Nigeria should be respected and for establishing institutions like the University in Keffi, Polytechnic in Lafia and the collage of education in Akwanga which gave them sound education, such gesture should be reciprocated”.
Dr Kassim further explained that those who claimed to be supporters of President Mohammadu Buhari and are opposing his choice of Adamu as APC national chairman should have a re-think.
“You cannot be telling Nigerians that you like Buhari and turned back to oppose his decisions, it is clear and that is the reason why Buhari lost election in some of their States”.
Dr Kassim equally express disappointment that some youths submitted themselves cheap into blackmailing Adamu with unsubstantiated allegations , which according to him isnot healthy for Nigeria democracy.
MoneyCentral Recalled that, prior to the purported endorsement of Senator Adamu by President Buhari, Senator Tanko Almakura was the choice of Nasarawa state for the APC chairmanship position. But things turn around when it was reported in some sections of the media that President Buhari has endorsed Senator Abdullahi Adamu to be the next APC national chairman.