- Mahmood Halilu, Aisha Buhari’s younger brother, has picked his expression of interest and nomination form to contest for the Adamawa governorship in 2019
- The forms were purchased by his group of friends who described Halilu as a capable, competent and honest person
- The aspirant expressed his gratitude to his friends, and pledged not to let them down
The chairman of Hinterland Group of Companies, Mahmood Halilu, 45, has obtained his expression of interest and nomination form to contest for the Adamawa governorship in 2019, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Halilu, who was also a member of the APC’s presidential campaign council in 2015, was presented his forms by his group of friends, led by Mohammed Taro, who said the forms were bought by the group, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the aspirant, who is said to be the younger brother of wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, vowed to challenge the incumbent governor, Bindow Jibrilla, in the party primaries.
Taro explained the reason the form had been purchased for Halilu, stating: “We decided to purchase this form for you because we know you are a capable person, competent, honest, and trusted and a good leader.
“Your Excellency, this is your expression of interest, this is a winning gubernatorial form, and at the same time we have collected the nomination."
In response, Halilu stated: “I wish to most sincerely express my gratitude to my friends who gave me this very big surprise this evening.
“This morning at about 11 in the morning, one of them called me that they are having an emergency meeting and they put together this amount of money and then proceeded to pick a nomination form for me.
“It’s quite touching and I sincerely like to thank each and every one of them, about 22 of them, to have this thing done. I express my gratitude to them and I want to assure them that what they saw in me, I will not let them down.”
He further opened up about his plans for the state, saying: “Well I don’t want to blow my trumpet, but at my age, having interacted with people, having lived my life, it’s for the public to judge who am I and it’s very clear, there is distinction in whatever we do.
“There are some vacuums or some things that are lacking in the state which I feel a lot can be done if we have a change in the leadership in the state. We’ll alleviate the current situation in the state.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Mahmoud Halilu Ahmed, who is best known as Modi, joined the governorship race in Adamawa state.
The governorship hopeful disclosed his gubernatorial ambition in a letter addressed to the state chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
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