Former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is being pressurised to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for governorship in Adamawa State.
Ribadu, who is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refused to publicly comment on the governorship race.
PDP sources had it that moves were on to draft Ribadu into the race following the impeachment of Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako.
The electoral commission is, by law, expected to fill the position latest by October. A top official of the party said Ribadu would be persuaded to join the PDP ahead of the poll because “it is the only realistic platform on which he can be elected”.
The APC is falling apart in Adamawa after Nyako’s impeachment, with all the council chairmen in the 21 LGAs, councillors and development area administrators defecting to the PDP.