2023: Adamawa APC is ReadyTo Send PDP Out of Govt—Prof. Mamman

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State says the party is highly motivated and is poised to clinch power from the ruling PDP government in the state and that all stakeholders in the party are working together to put the party on a solid footing to boot the failing PDP government out of office.

Tahir Mamman, dropped the hint at during the party’s stakeholders reunion meeting aimed at welcoming the leadership of the ADC into APC in Yola, Adamawa state, sequel to the agreement for the merger which was ratified in December 2020 to strengthen the base and capacity of the APC ahead of 2023 polls.

Tahir, a Member of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC said that, “We celebrate the return of PDP supporters across the state and we are ready and poised to clinch power from the PDP and bring development and progress to the people of our dear state.

Abdulazeez Nyako, the governorship candidate of the ADC in Adamawa state, who formally led his party supporters to the reunion meeting said his defection back to APC is a home coming because he was among the founders of the party.

Nyako, speaking at the occasion urged all stakeholders at the event to use the reunion as a platform to begin to work towards producing credible candidates to contest elective positions in 2023 polls.

He said, “As from today we are full fledged APC members.

“We want to see justice in APC as condition for our coming back.”

Nyako also lauded the Mai-Mala Buni led Caretaker Committee for bringing them back to the
the party they founded.

In his remarks, the caretaker Chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal, assured all stakeholders of equal and level playing field for all members.

Bilal said, mistakes of the past had been noted as he assured all of victory in the next elections.

2023: Adamawa APC Welcomes, Bala Ngilari, Emmanuel Bello, Nyako, Sen. Abbo

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The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed to its rank, former governor under the flag of the PDP, Bala Ngilari, two governorship candidates in the 2019 elections, Emmanuel Bello of the SDP and Abdulaziz Nyako of ADC, and the sitting Senator representing northern, Adamawa Ishaku Abbo, who recently dumped PDP for APC.

During a grand occasion tagged Unity forum, the party said the large crowd of political heavyweights thronging into the party suggests that the people of the state are disgruntled with the PDP led government in the state and are ready for change.

Speaking at the occasion, the state acting chairman of the party, Ibrahim Bilal said the assembly of the biggest politicians in the state coming into the party is a sign that the party is rising to reclaim its rightful place in the state and the people are waking up to do away with an underperforming government out of office come 2023.

Bilal said, “We have met with the leadership of the party at the national level and we have agreed to work in unity towards ensuring an APC government in Adamawa.

“There will soon be an ongoing comprehensive new registration of party members across the state towards building a new and strong membership base in order to give the party a new direction in the state.”

Billal explained that, “APC in the state has in its usual characteristics of fairness to all, has opened its doors to all members coming into the party to register afresh and take advantage of the equal opportunity the party offers all members with a view building a formidable front to clinch power at all levels.

“We are working to ensure that there would be no disparity between new members and existing members of the party.

“Our party ranks having been rising and we are being joined by every reasonable and well-meaning politician in the state.

“That suggests that we have been doing so many things right and the public have been seeing the transparency, honesty and sincerity in our party, so the public can easily relate to it.

“APC is the only party that is working from the national to the grassroot to address the social, economic and infrastructural challenges of the common man in the state.”

The party at its unity forum says its chance of defeating the incumbent governor has been made bright because its ranks have been bolstered by the entrance of high profile political figures into the state including, former Gov. Bala Ngilari, Senator Ishaku Abbo, from the PDP, the former senator representing Adamawa central and governorship candidate of the ADC, Abdulaziz Nyako, the governorship candidate of the SDP in the last elections and former member reprrsenting Gombo/Hong constituency, Emmanuel Bello,

Nigeria At 60: Atiku to Fintiri “You Made Me a Proud Citizen of Adamawa State”

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The former vice president of Nigeria and PDP’s candidate in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has endorsed the leadership style of the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, describing him as the first among all first term governors in the country to have implemented a revolutionary style of governance that has led to a successful conduct local government elections, expunged a culture of unpaid salary arrears of local government workers, primary school teachers and the primary healthcare sector.
Atiku praised the governor for defying the challenge of inherited N115 billion debt to deliver a solution-based style of leadership with practical policies that promotes nationhood, prosperity and growth in Adamawa State.
Atiku Abubakar made this known in a personal letter to the Adamawa state governor over the weekend.
Atiku praised the governor as to have exhibited the highest qualities of Leadership that deserves commendation and that his developmental strides and visionary leadership has made him a proud son of the state and that it will forever change the land scape of Adamawa.

Atiku in an independence congratulatory letter to the governor said, “As Nigeria celebrates its diamond anniversary of 60 years, the emergence of democracy in May 1999 ended a consecutive 16 years of military rule. We have come a long way!
“Although there are roadblocks to a dynamic democracy in Nigeria at all levels of government; conflict—triggered by insecurity, political competition, communal, ethnic, religious or resource allocation rivalries—poses a major threat to democracy, we continue to hold our Nation and each other up.”
Commending the Adamawa state governor, Atiku said, “I recognise your spirited efforts and applaud the noble and onerous policies that you have undertaken in order to promote nationhood, prosperity and growth in Adamawa State.

“Even though you inherited a whooping N115 billion of debt from the previous administration, you championed a world class transformation of the macroeconomic structure of the state to a position where every modicum of corruption has been eradicated is most commendable.
“It is not for nothing that you are popularly referred to as ‘ATM’ and ‘fresh air’ as the first amongst first term governors to successfully conduct local government elections and expunge a culture of unpaid salary arrears of local government workers, primary school teachers and the primary healthcare sector.”
He added that, “Your Excellency, your recent infrastructure development strides will forever change the landscape and economic fortunes of Adamawa.

“You have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership for the diverse ethnicities of our state.
“Indeed, I am a proud citizen of Adamawa state under your stewardship.”
While Commending the governor he made a passionate call for diversification of the country’s economy, Atiku said, “There is a global call and looming fundamental shift and diversification of the economy.
“As we celebrate our diamond jubilee, this is a time for us to reflect and appreciate that Northern Nigeria was developed without oil, and in order to achieve continued development, it is our obligation to ensure that the North is the nerve of economic diversification in Nigeria.
“Aware of our strength and potential to grow without oil, I would like to seize this medium to call for a strategic diversification for the prosperity of our people.

“This will support security, innovation, eradication of poverty, economic transformation, regional integration, and most importantly, a significant development of our region.
“Please accept my best wishes as we celebrate our unrelenting strength as a Nation.”
Atiku praised the governor for defying the challenge of inherited N115 billion debt to deliver a solution-based style of leadership with practical policies that promotes nationhood, prosperity and growth in Adamawa State.
Atiku Abubakar made this known in a personal letter to the Adamawa state governor over the weekend.
Atiku praised the governor as to have exhibited the highest qualities of Leadership that deserves commendation and that his developmental strides and visionary leadership has made him a proud son of the state and that it will forever change the land scape of Adamawa.

Atiku in an independence congratulatory letter to the governor said, “As Nigeria celebrates its diamond anniversary of 60 years, the emergence of democracy in May 1999 ended a consecutive 16 years of military rule. We have come a long way!
“Although there are roadblocks to a dynamic democracy in Nigeria at all levels of government; conflict—triggered by insecurity, political competition, communal, ethnic, religious or resource allocation rivalries—poses a major threat to democracy, we continue to hold our Nation and each other up.”
Commending the Adamawa state governor, Atiku said, “I recognise your spirited efforts and applaud the noble and onerous policies that you have undertaken in order to promote nationhood, prosperity and growth in Adamawa State.

“Even though you inherited a whooping N115 billion of debt from the previous administration, you championed a world class transformation of the macroeconomic structure of the state to a position where every modicum of corruption has been eradicated is most commendable.
“It is not for nothing that you are popularly referred to as ‘ATM’ and ‘fresh air’ as the first amongst first term governors to successfully conduct local government elections and expunge a culture of unpaid salary arrears of local government workers, primary school teachers and the primary healthcare sector.”
He added that, “Your Excellency, your recent infrastructure development strides will forever change the landscape and economic fortunes of Adamawa.

“You have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership for the diverse ethnicities of our state.
“Indeed, I am a proud citizen of Adamawa state under your stewardship.”
While Commending the governor he made a passionate call for diversification of the country’s economy, Atiku said, “There is a global call and looming fundamental shift and diversification of the economy.
“As we celebrate our diamond jubilee, this is a time for us to reflect and appreciate that Northern Nigeria was developed without oil, and in order to achieve continued development, it is our obligation to ensure that the North is the nerve of economic diversification in Nigeria.
“Aware of our strength and potential to grow without oil, I would like to seize this medium to call for a strategic diversification for the prosperity of our people.

“This will support security, innovation, eradication of poverty, economic transformation, regional integration, and most importantly, a significant development of our region.
“Please accept my best wishes as we celebrate our unrelenting strength as a Nation.”

Gov Fintiri Enjoys Massive Endorsement As Over 100,000 APC Members Dump Party for PDP – As Former PDP Gov. Bala Ngilari, Joins APC

News RendezvousThe Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has described the dumping of APC by some members of the APC to join the PDP in Adamawa state as massive endorsement of his people oriented government.

Fintiri said, his government has prioritised education and development at the grassroots, as a double edged solution for empowering the common man to compete in life and also as a means to address the insecurity posed by the menace of the “shila boys” criminal gang that has plagued the residents of the state before his government came into office.

He made the remarks over the weekend while receiving about two hundred thousand members of APC into the PDP in Yola, Adamawa state.

Fintiri said, “We have been closing the gap now and bringing into our fold, politicians that are relevant to our communities, infantry politicians, who come from the grassroots, who know their people and their people know them.“Politicians who stay with their people in good times and bad times and these are the kind of people we have here.

“Because this government has been working to foster development and take infrastructural progress to our rural areas who have been deprived for a very long time.

“Several politicians from the opposition are here to join us to build the Adamawa of our dreams and this is an endorsement that we are working for the people.

“Even though the PDP in the state is at its infancy, it is just a year and three months in office, yet thousands are already thronging into our party because of the people-oriented projects we have elected to implement.“We are making the difference because since 2015, no block of classroom was built by the former government in the state and in a time of a little over a year, we have commenced the renovation and reconstruction of about 5000 schools in the state.

“We have lifted the burden off the shoulders of parents in the payment of school fees from primary to secondary school and we have also ensured that parents would no longer grapple with the burden of payment of NECO and WAEC fees.”Speaking at the occasion, the state chairman of the PDP, Attahiru Shehu said, literally there is no opposition here in Adamawa state.We have today received several former members of the opposition,

APC, who have endorsed the amazing work of governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and have decided to join forces with us to move the state forward.

Shehu said, “We have received former aspirants and candidates in the opposition party who have crossed over to our party with their supporters.

“They submitted a list of over a hundred thousand supporters, whom we will be issuing our membership cards to.

“This is a massive endorsement of our progress and the direction this development-oriented government is taking the state towards and it shows a vote of confidence in the outstanding work this government is doing to touch the lives of the people of Adamawa state especially at the grassroots.In a swift reaction to the defection claims by the PDP, the Adamawa state chairman of the APC, Ibrahim Bilal said, the APC on the contrary is actually regrouping and attracting members from the PDP into the party.Bilal said,

“The former governor under the PDP, Bala Ngilari, has dumped the party and joined us and we have several other PDP big wigs also, who we will soon announce to the world to show you how untrue their claims are.

“It is spurious to claim that the last APC government did not build schools after our legislators, several of our key government officials have embarked on rehabilitation and rebuilding of schools across the state.”

Former Adamawa Governor, Bala Ngilari Consoles Fintiri Over Father’s Death

By Billy Graham Abel Yola

The former Adamawa state governor, Bala James Ngilari, has described the death of late Umaru Badami as a quiet and peaceful loving person and asked governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, his family and the people of Adamawa state to take solace in the fact that death is the inevitable end of all mankind.

Ngilari said, “The death of Alh. Umaru Badami, father of His Excellency Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state which occurred on the 28th of July, 2019 came to me as a sad and shocking news.

“Unaru Badami was a quite and respected community leader, known for his gentleness and love for peaceful coexistence.

“On behalf of my family,  I wish to commiserate with his Excellency Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, and his family, the Madagali community and the people of Adamawa state over the loss but to take solace in the fact that death is the inevitable end of all mankind according to our Holy Scriptures.

“I also pray that God will grant the family fortitude to bear the painful loss.”