Adamawa APC gov candidate picks ex-Rep as running mate
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State, Senator Aishatu Binani, has announced a former lawmaker, Titsi Ganama, as her running mate for the 2023 general elections.
The Senator on Thursday made known her selection of the former member of the House of Representatives in a letter dated Thursday 30th June and addressed to the Adamawa APC State Chairman, Ibrahim Bilal, signed by Senator Binani.
Also copied in the letter are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha, and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello.
As stated in the letter, Titsi’s selection is in accordance with the recommendation of the nine-member committee which she constituted with a mandate to undertake broad consultation across the state to shortlist all eligible candidates, from which she’d choose from.
Binani noted that her decision to form a committee is for the party to own the process of not only producing the governor through primaries but the Deputy as well.
She added that in demonstration of her loyalty to the party, she accepted the submission of the committee and has since forwarded the name of Ganama as the Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC to the National Secretariat for onward submission to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Members of the 9-member committee included three members of the State Executive of the party namely: the State Chairman, Ibrahim Bilal; Secretary of the party, Dr Raymond Chidama; Treasurer, Yayaha Julde and representatives across three Senatorial Districts. The Committee shortlisted several names and finally pruned them down to three from which Binani selected Titsi for nomination.
Titisi Ganama, a former member of the House of Representatives (2011-2015) holds a Bsc and Msc in Geography. He worked as a lecturer at the then College of Preliminary Studies, CPS Yola in the defunct Gongola state, now present State Polytechnic Yola, Adamawa state.
Titsi who represented Madagali/Michika Federal Constituency at the Green Chambers, gained experience in the private sector, and rose through the ranks to become a Branch Manager with Allied Bank Plc in Ibadan, Jos and Abuja.
He was also a Branch Manager with the Loin Bank Plc Kano Branch and the Head of Human Resources in the Bank’s Headquarters Abuja. Ganama also held the office of a Principal Manager, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Abuja Area Office.
According to Binani with the completion of this process, the party is set for victory in the forthcoming General elections.