By Francis Nansak
Distinguished senator, Dr Abdullahi Adamu ,representing Nasarawa west,on the floor of the red carpet chamber of the Nigeria National Assembly,has thrown his weight in support of Dr John D.W Mamman,who is the current caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Nasarawa State chapter.
Senator Adamu,who was also currently appointed to chair the APC national reconciliation committee,made his position known on the choice of John Mamman,on Sunday,when the caretaker chairman flanked by stakeholders of the party from Kokona Local Government Area visited him at his keffi residence.
According to him, competency and credibility, should be looked out for above any other interest.
Dr Adamu,while addressing the crowd of supporters of John Mamman,said he has over the years tried and tested the capacity of who Dr John Mamman,as far back as when he (John) was a teacher.
He said” fortunately you all are from my father’s ancestral home,so whatever that I will do ,you are the last of persons for me to be forgotten and run away from.
“I am aware of your visit to me today,first ,which was said to me that you are coming to help me thank God for the new appointment,as the chairman, reconciliation committee.I thank you all.And let me assured you that the appointment is not all about me but with you in inclusion.
“Secondly, I want to tell you that your choice for electing who will be chairman of Kokona Local government area, shouldn’t stop at the primary election but you most all go out all to vote him into power in forthcoming election,this is when,by the grace of God our incoming state party chairman,John Mamman will be respected.
“Let me tell you why I am standing for the caretaker chairman to be our next party chairman in the state.i value experienced, experienced in the sense that I didn’t know from birth,nor as a student,but I knew John Mamman,as a teacher,not just an ordinary teacher but as a principal.Before God and before man,I knew him as one who has the capability of managing human beings.
“When I was governor in the state,at a time we were looking for recommendation for a caretaker ,no, for promotion then, which we do not have then, and I said we most look for someone among workers in the state to be brought in,I got his name ,under local government administration and the person that recommended him was Sylvester Ayih.And in less than a year,based on his capacity,I made him chairman o Kokona Local government.
“From here I took him to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.Do untill I left government,he never disappointed me for once” senator Adamu said.
The senator further explained that even when he was out of government,while others distance associating with him, John Mamman never for once left him.
“So in conclusion,I want to assured you that uptill this moment nobody has approached me on his interest to contest for the state chairmanship position of APC ,apart from John Mamman and going by his track records,which are not new to me,I am standing for him for the position” He added.
Earlier, Dr John Mamman,along with his entourage, said they are on the visit first to show their solidarity with the senator on his new appointment as chairman of a reconciliation committee set up by the president and other party stakeholders.Secondly,that the visit was meant to also seek the blessings o the senator ,over his interest to lead the state APC ,as it chairman .
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