Mr Phillip Dada, a former Secretary to Nasarawa State Government (SSG) has expressed support for Malam Saliu Mustapha, towards actualising his dream of becoming ational chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Dada stated this when he visited Mustapha on a solidarity visit.
Mr Dapo Okubanjo, a media officer in Saliu Mustapha Media Office said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Okubanjo said that the former SSG was accompanied on the visit by Mr Usman Boss Keffi, a one time member of the State House of Assembly.
“Dada while throwning his weight behind Mustapha, promised to specially mobilise support among Nasarawa State statutory delegates for him.
“As SSG to former Gov. Abdullahi Adamu, I have the backing of my former colleagues in that era and will ensure 100 per cent support for your aspiration.
“We see you as the hope of millions of APC members who are looking forward to a different way of doing things and we are giving you maximum backing even though one of our own is also in the race.
“You are indeed the bridge between the old and younger generation of party members and because you have no baggage we are willing to take our chances on your candidacy.
“So I bring greetings from Nasarawa and am assuring you of the backing of former Commissioners, Special Advisers and House of Assembly members in the Abdullahi Adamu years,” he said.
Responding, Mustapha, also the Turaki of Ilorin thanked the former SSG for the visit and promised not to betray the trust and confidence reposed on him.
“I’m truly humbled by this show of support and will ensure that you will not regret taking this step.
“Let me reaffirmed that I’m in the race for the party’s national chairman to restore hope to our members by promoting equity within the ruling party,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that Mustapha was the Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC).(NAN)