Fintiri swears-in 21 LG chairmen, announces 2nd term bid in office

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has on Monday announced his intention to contest for second term come 2023 general election.

The governor made the intention known when he swears in the 21 chairmen of local governments in the state who emerged winners in the last Saturday LG polls.

The Governor’s action came few days after some groups in Adamawa purchased and presented him People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship nomination form.

Fintiri said his decision to recontest was to enable him consolidate on the achievements so far recorded in physical infrastructure, security and other sectors.

On the presidential race, Governor Fintiri noted that the PDP is loaded with qualified aspirants but if it needs to win elections, the party must field Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as his candidature won’t be hard to sell.

Fintiri restated that he is fully committed to the aspiration of Waziri Adamawa and urged people to go all out to mobilize friends and associates outside the state to actualize the dream.

The Governor saluted the Adamawa State electoral commission for conducting a peaceful election and equally felicitated with the PDP candidates for their victory.

He tasked the newly elected chairmen and councilors to discharge their responsibility with diligence, open their doors, and deliver good governance to the people.

In his vote of thanks on behalf of the newly elected local government council chairmen, Suleiman Sudi Yahya of Mubi North thanked governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring credible conduct of council elections.

He pledged that they would not disappoint the people as according to him it is their collective responsibility to provide dividends of democracy at their respective areas.

Speaking while receiving Doctor Aliyu Idi Hong who recently decamped to the ruling party in the state, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu lauded him for returning to the party.

Barrister Shehu congratulated the PDP candidates for emerging victorious in the council polls which he described as credible, free and fair.

In his remarks, Doctor Aliyu Idi Hong said he and his supporters returned to their former party owing to the giant strides so far recorded under Governor Fintiri describing him as the man who keeps to his words.

The former minister added that they left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to enable them support the present administration in its quest to build the state.

In their separate contributions, Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe, Doctor Mustafa Sa’idu and Adamu Kamale advocated for unity of in the party and vowed to ensure Adamawa remains a PDP state.


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