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Ibi Community Lauds Choice Of Jibu As PDP Candidate

The Ibi community in Taraba state has lauded the choice of Mr. Iliya Ajibu as the consensus chairmanship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for Ibi local government area ahead of the November local government polls in the state.

Spokesmen for the community, Abubakar Isa and Joseph Dauda who spoke to journalists in Jalingo said the Special Project Committee set up by the state government and led by former Deputy Governor Senator Haruna Manu has a deep understanding of the people's yearnings.

They noted that Ajibu, who is a career politician, has shown tremendous commitment and loyalty to the party and his wide acceptance in the community will make him an unbeatable candidate at the forthcoming election.

"Gentlemen, I can assure you that as it stands today, Ibi local government area already belongs to the PDP. Mr. Ajibu has wide acceptability that transcends the PDP. People in other political parties are equally excited with his choice because he is a man of the people in the true sense of the expression.

"We want to specially commend our amiable governor, Dr Kefas Agbu, for coming up with the initiative to ensure that there is a committee that will ensure smooth selection of candidates for this election. We also commend the committee led by distinguished Senator Haruna Manu for a job well done.

He highlighted that the Ibi local government stakeholders, including the PDP zonal chairman, South, Hon. Jonathan Adashos, given the responsibility to select a candidate, met three times on October 18th, 25th and 0ctober 30th before selecting Iliya Ajibu, adding that It was the decision of the stakeholders that Jibu is most qualified, haven served as commissioner, adviser and council chairman previously. 

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