It has become very apparent that part of the sentiment driving the strong rejection of Education Minister Adamu Adamu’s unilateral choice of State party Chairman Babayo Alim is his lifelong friendship with PDP Governor Bala Mohammed’s older brother and confidant- Yaya Adamu Mohammed. Alim is also a former PDP Local Government Chairman.
Curiously, Adamu Adamu’s younger brother Umar Adamu was up until four months ago Commissioner of Finance in PDP Governor Bala Mohammed’s cabinet. Some PDP bigwigs and heavyweights continue to remain Minister Adamu Adamu’s close confidants, including former Bauchi Governor Isa Yuguda who recently joined the APC and has managed to slot in his political adviser Abdulmumini Kundak as a State Zonal Vice Chairman, Kaulaha Aliyu- a former PDP Board of Trustees member, and Musa Babayo Talba- a former PDP National Secretary.
Also according to the Forum of Aspirants, the imposed candidate attended only one out of the five meetings held in the run up to the elections.
The entire process reeks of not only an anti-party agenda, but seems to be a process willfully doing the agenda of the PDP, these are still the same factors that led to the failure of the party in 2019.
APC Stakeholders all over the country should not allow this travesty stand as it will amount to rubbishing the great effort put into building the party in Bauchi State.