Aisha Buhari backs brother’s opponent in Adamawa gov poll
Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Adamawa State voters to vote for Governor Mohammed Bindow in the March 2 governorship poll in the state.
She also pleaded with them to vote for her husband in the February 16 presidential election.
Mrs Buhari, who is the chairperson of the All Progressives Congress Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team, made the plea at a campaign rally in Yola on Friday.
Represented by a former military administrator of Lagos State and Chairman of the Central Working Committee of the team, Mohammed Buba Marwa, Mrs Buhari urged the people to vote for the APC at all levels in the elections for their benefits.
She also urged the APC stakeholders in the state to “put aside your differences and grievances to support the party and our governorship candidate, Mohammed Bindow, as well as other APC contestants to clinch the state”.
She added, “The fact that my younger brother (Dr Halilu Modibbo) competed in the APC governorship primary which brought about the emergence of Bindow as the governorship candidate of the party in Adamawa State doesn’t mean that I’m not going to support Bindow.
“Bindow and Modibbo are the same to me and they are my younger brothers. We should play politics with maturity and tolerance for the future of our dear state and our nation.”
She praised the APC government for fighting corruption and tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
Mrs Buhari said that the fight against corruption had positively impacted on the economy of the nation.
However, she advised Nigerians to stay away from activities that could threaten the peace of the nation before, during and after the elections.