We’ve Not Adopted Buhari, SDP Guber Candidate Clarifies

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Benue State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Mr. Hinga Biam has disclosed that the state leadership of the party was yet to sanction the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as its preferred presidential candidate in the coming general election.
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the SDP had last weekend adopted President Buhari as its preferred candidate in the coming presidential election, a decision that left not a few party faithful bewildered and furious.
Biam who spoke yesterday shortly after meeting with the leadership of the party in the 23 local government areas of the state in Makurdi said “as a state we are awaiting the decision of the leadership of the party in the state.
“But you know that the national leadership of the party has taken a decision and states have their peculiarities. You may have one or two states that would say no we cannot go along. There are others who may say yes it suits us very well.
“Benue State I think that what is critical to us is that SDP has a governorship candidate that will serve the interest of the Benue people.
“We are aware that in some states of the federation, the governors are not in the same party with the President of the country but they are doing very well and they are getting enough patronage from the federal government.
“So, it all depends on who is providing leadership in the state, whether as a governor on the platform of SDP working with either an APC president or PDP president it will entirely depend on how I’m able to pursue the interest of my state and project the needs of my people.”
Benue State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr Hinga Biam, has disclosed that the state leadership of the party was yet to sanction the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as its preferred presidential candidate in the coming general election.