COVID-19: Gov. Fintiri Warns Residents to Brace Up for Fresh Stringent Measures to Curb With New Virus Strain

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has warned residents that new stringent measures would soon be introduced in the state to contain the possible spread of the second wave of coronavirus spreading fast across the country.
Fintiri said, residents must work hand-in-hand with governmnent to curb the spread of the virus by observing the basic protocols for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 including washing of hands, social distancing, using of hand sanitizers, avoiding over crowded places and wearing of face masks.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the press secretary to the Adamawa state governor, Humwashi Wonosikau, and made available to Newsmen, Wednesday.

Umaru Fintiri is concerned over the new wave of Coronavirus Pandemic which health authorities indicated spreads faster than the earlier.
The statement said, “Governor Fintiri is putting the State on notice of a possible new restrictions because government is not leaving anything to chance in tackling the spike of the Pandemic that has been reported in Nigeria.

“With the confirmation that Nigeria has entered the second wave of the Pandemic that changed developments across the world for much of 2020 we have resolved to ensure citizens observe the protocols of COVID-19 for their own good.”

While regretting the toll it would take on the economy and social activities, Fintiri however assured that, “Government intends to keep businesses open as nobody would want to go through another round of lockdown but residents must adhere strictly to measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
“The best thing for both Public health and the economy is for residents to respond to the new measures necessary to stem the tide of COVID-19.

“The time for swift and decisive action is now and we cannot afford to be slow.”
He added that, “As a result of the rapid spread of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri warns residents to ensure use of face mask, avoid crowded places, frequent washing of hands and use of sanitizers, while also observing social distancing and to only travel when necessary.
“Government will need the cooperation and support of club owners, event centres and those operating businesses at night at this time of the second wave of the Pandemic to ensure they close by 10pm in the interest of the public as Government works hard to halt the spread of the virus.
“The new strain of Coronavirus which is spreading faster, calls for the understanding and cooperation of all to stop the virus.
“I wishing the people of the state a prosperous year 2021 and a hope of a better new year with healthy citizens.”

Gov. Fintiri Signs N140.340 Billion 2021 Adamawa Budget Into Law

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The Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has on Saturday December, 26th signed the 2021 budget of One hundred and Fourty Billion naira, Thirty Four million, Four Hundred and Nine Thousand, Four and Fourty (N140,340, 409, 440.00) Naira into law.

The Budget which is Tagged Budget of Stability, was earlier passed into Law by the State House of Assembly on Thursday December, 24th.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri while performing the ceremony at the Dougerei Government House Saturday, said the budget is designed to strengthen and sustain the government’s massive projects in the state and to revamp the economic and infrastructural landscape of the state.
Fintiri said, “Democracy without human and infrastructural development amounts to nothing because governmnent must add value to the lives of its people.

“For the first time in the history of the state, about 52% of the budget is earmarked for capital expenditure while 48% of the budget is for recurrent expenditure.”
He noted that his government has earmarked N11 billion in the 2021 budget for youth and women empowerment explaining that his governmnent is committed to addressing youth restiveness experienced in the country in the wake of the EndSARS protest which he said was a result of unemployment and that his governmnent intends to address that challenge through economic empowerment of Youths and women in the state.
The governor challenged the media to keep track of his government’s activities in order to ensure that the budget is fully implemented.

Christmas: Gov. Fintiri Calls For Peace And Love Among Citizens

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has called on Christians and citizens in the country, to celebrate the Christmas season bringing into mind the legacy of peace, harmony and love that Jesus preached.

Fintiri said, the yelutide should be used as a moment for prayers for love, unity and prosperity of the state and the nation at large.

This is contained in a press statement issued by his press secretary, Ahamadu Umaru Fintiri, and made available to Newsmen, Friday.

The statement said, “Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has extended his heartiest felicitations to the people of Adamawa State and to all Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

“While wishing Christians a successful Yuletide celebration, Governor Fintiri urged them to use the festive season to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of the State.”

“The Yuletide season presents us an opportunity once more to love, share and forgive.

“I urge all to utilise the period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of Adamawa State.

“We must also rededicate ourselves to the true virtues of faith in God, love for one another, honesty and peaceful-coexistence.” it added.

Gov. Fintiri use the occasion to challenge Nigerians and the people of Adamawa state to make the virtues of Christ more evident and practical in their daily dealings through spreading love to their neighbours and remember the underprivileged as they celebrate Christmas.

He described Jesus Christ as, “An embodiment of sacrificial love and advised Adamawa residents to exhibit unconditional love to one another, saying the impact will bring about a positive change that will lead to unity and development towards moving Adamawa and the Nation forward.

Saying, “We must therefore rededicate ourselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another.

“Over the years, the teachings of Jesus, an apostle of peace, compassion and brotherhood, had guided human beings on the path of righteousness and perhaps more relevant today than ever before, when the world is facing increasing hatred, intolerance and violence.

“I hope the celebration of this joyous occasion will strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and reinvigorate the secular and pluralistic traditions for which our people were known for in the past.”

While wishing, “All Christians and the entire people of Adamawa State a bright and merry Christmas urging for prayers for peace and prosperity in the state.

“Such occasion reminds us to rekindle the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and lead a virtuous life.”

Adamawa: Fintiri Fixes 12th October to Reopen Schools – State Poly Fabricates 20 Hand washing Machines, Built 30 Washing Points- Dr. Teneke

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The Adamwaa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has directed that all schools from basic to tertiary, public and private in Adamawa state, to resume academic activities on the 12th October, 2020.
The governor who express regrets over the prolonged school closure as well as the shutdown of several sectors of the economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic urged schools to maintain all the necessary safety protocols for prevention against the pandemic.
Fintiri made the remarks in a Statement issued by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, Thursday, in Yola Adamawa state.

He said, “The Adamawa State Government has announced Monday October 12th 2020 as date for the reopening of both Public and Private Schools across the State.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who issued the directive, regretted the long closure of schools due to the crisis of COVID-19 Pandemic alongside other sectors of the economy.”

Fintiri said, “I am pleased to announce Monday October 12th as the date for resumption of academic activities from the Basic to Tertiary levels having wasted so much time.
“As a Government we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols.”
“Consequently, the Governor has directed the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to meet with stakeholders in the sector to discuss modalities for the reopening.

“The Governor has also directed school managers to observe the COVID-19 Protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of Students.”

He warned that “Schools must ensure Washing of Hands at entry points, use of Facemask and Hand Sanitizers, as well as, Social Distancing and proper Hygiene as any institution or school found wanting risk closure and sanctioning.”
The governor also called on parents to take interest in the well-being of their Children and Wards by supporting schools with the provision of basic requirements needed for their Children to observe the basic safety guidelines in the fight against the coronavirus Pandemic.
In a related development, the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has fabricated about 20 water dispensing machines, three thousand of hundred millimetres hand sanitizers, one hundred, hundred millimetres of liquid soaps, among other facilities, provided by the school management in preparation for school reopening in Adamawa state.
The Director Academic Planning of the Polytechnic, Gabriel Gladstone Teneke while giving details of the polytechnic’s readiness for resumption said, “We are fully ready for school resumption and the school management led by the Rector, Professor Ibrahim Umar, has set machinery in place to ensure that every protocol for the prevention of coronavirus pandemic is observed and respected.

“Besides several other facilities obtained by the school management, the school has first of all, set up a Covid-19 Task Force, and the committee has swung into action setting up all the necessary facilities and guidelines for the school resumption in view of the COVID-19 Protocols.
“We have received several facilities as support from relevant school bodies including the donations of infared thermometers, liquid soaps, among other items,” Teneke said.

Teneke added that, “We have also initiated measures for classroom management in view of the pandemic.
“We have already set up hand wash facilities in all lecture theaters, departments, and and colleges and have purchased thousands of facemask to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

“We have already designed strategies to break large classes into smaller classes as is consistent with COVID-19 social distance safety protocol.

“Furthermore, we have stipulate that diploma one would have their classes in the morning periods up to noon time, while diploma two will take all their classes from the noon time up to the evening session.
“We have fumigated all classrooms, lecture theatres and have embarked on the complete mowing of the school premises, so we are fully ready for resumption.”

r-PDP Members Ditch Ardo for Fintiri, As the State EXCOS Defect to PDP – Fintiri’s Lost Relevance, Only 8 members Left -Dr. Ardo

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has Friday received the entire state and local government excos of the r-PDP who shifted their loyalty from their Dissident PDP member, Umar Ardo to team up with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in building Adamawa state.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri while welcoming them at the event said their return to the party point to the fact that he is on the right path and in pursuit of a people friendly course and that their return will only strengthen the party.
Fintiri assured the r-PDP returnees that the party is still their home and that he is ready to work with them in delivering the dividends of democracy that the state has been deprived of for decades.
Some of the former r-PDP said, their decisions to return to the party was largely due to the positive direction the party took since coming into office and the projects being implemented by the governor are exactly what he said he was going to do at campaigns.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Sun, the state chairman of the party, Tahir Shehu said, “R-PDP members finally saw through the lies and the merchandising that Ardo has been using them for.

“Ardo is not a member of the PDP, he has been sacked out of the party, the group called r-PDP never really existed and it was never a registered political body, so they had to ditch him
“The truth cannot be hidden, if anyone claims it was a, the pictures of the mammoth crowd that graced the occasion speaks for itself, at least three thousand members of the r-PDP returned to the mainstream of the PDP.
“We had already lodged a complain about the actions of Ardo, because he has been peddling membership cards and registration forms said to be signed by the national chairman of the party, Uche Secundus, but Secundus has already confirmed to us that he did not issue such cards and forms, so it is a clear case of forgery.”

Reacting to the abandoning of his faction of the party, Umar Ardo told Daily Sun that he has never seen a government lost so much relevance in a very short time like the one led by Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Ardo in a statement issued by the state Publicity secretary of the party, Ibrahim Ahidjo Karlahi said, “I am sure by now it is no news that some few members of rPDP including the acting state chairman and acting Secretary and few miscreants have left us to join forces with the decadent regime and the illegal PDP structures in the state.
“They are about eight of them, otherwise the entire structures of the rPDP from ward, Local Governments to State remain intact.
“Actually those that left are men with little or no value who think only of their stomachs.
“Their main reason for leaving rPDP is that our leader, Umar Ardo, has distributed rice in his home local government and did not give them.

“On this, we plead guilty, because the rice Ardo distributed was to the less privileged Adamawa indigenes who are ravaged by the poor, bad and corrupt government policies in the state which is accentuated by the Coronavirus lockdown.
“The rice was not meant for political jobbers, hangers-on and leaches like them who depend on such handouts for their survival.
“In any case, for the rPDP, their going is a huge relief; it is a good riddance to bad rubbish – puerile eggs have been discarded! Now we will inject real people with real political values in our movement. You have seen their own, wait and see our own.
“I therefore, on behalf of all genuine rPDP members, advise the good people of Adamawa state to stay clear of the present system in the state; it is corrupt, venal and bereft of all good ideas. Except urgent and concrete steps are taken the system is geared to doom the future of this potentially great state.”

Fintiri’s Spokesman, Kumangar, Fires Back at Desert Herald Over Mischievous Publication

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The Director General media to Governor Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has criticised a Media outlet, Desert Herald, over what he called a reckless and irresponsible publication accusing the Fintiri led governmnent of lacking sensitive in the distribution of projects in the state.

Kumangar slammed the media outlet over comments that the Fintiri government was in office for self enrichment, saying the assertion was unfound, reckless and thoughtless.

Kumangar made the remarks on Wednesday in a statement made available to News Rendezvous in Yola, Adamawa State.

Solomon Kumangar said it “dismisses the wicked and unfounded conclusion” in the opinion editorial.

In the opinion article, Desert Herald reviewed the governor’s handling of the state resources, saying” Governor Fintiri lacking of sensitivity and equity in project distribution across the 21 local governments of the state”.

In his response, Mr Kumangar alleged that the article was “not only disrespectful of the Governor and his office, but was also reckless, thoughtless, inflammatory and totally irresponsible.”

The Fintiri led state government dismisses the wicked and unfounded conclusion by a media house that Governor Fintiri is in government for self-benefits and also insensitive to equity distributions of projects across the 21 local councils of the state.

We reject Desert Herald newspaper’s September 15th, 2020, editorial which alleged that Governor Fintiri is in politics for self-enrichment and that his government fails to consult the people of projects to be given priority. The editorial was not only disrespectful of the Governor and his office, but was also reckless, thoughtless, inflammatory and totally irresponsible.

It is steadily becoming clear from the views, news and opinions of this newspaper that it will explore every opportunity and twist every fact to declare every actions of the governor as insensitive.

We believe and strongly insist that criminality perpetrated by previous holders of the office should not be used to demonize other responsible and decent leaders of the state. The collective demonization of Fintiri’s government represents the view and opinion of Desert Herald not that of the electorates of Adamawa.

We all know that the office of the SSG is engine room of every government; Desert Herald fails to understand that from all the appointments made by the governor, His Excellency, Ahmadu Fintiri reflects federal character. It takes into cognisance ethnic tribes of every Adamawa sons and daughters. One wonders how this paper hastily concludes that the flyover projects are immaterial; the writer fails to understand that flyovers are not built for traffic decongestion alone, also for city beautification.

The governor is not the first governor in Adamawa history to build a new house or to renovate old one that is obsolete in office, Ex Governors that governed Adamawa built houses for themselves, Messrs Boni, Nyako, Ngillari and Bindow all built houses of their taste when serving as the governor of the state.

No Governor of any state in Nigeria can ensure even distribution of projects across all the local governments in his state at a time, even with the meagre resources, Governor Fintiri continue to flagon projects across the three senatorial district of the state, for instance Maiha, Michika, Madagali, Toungo, etc lacks any tangible projects during the administration of his predecessor and hell was not let loose.

Desert Herald article is, therefore, sheer blackmail and mischief designed to push its own sinister and unpatriotic agenda disguised as free speech. By inciting the people against the government that carried people along in projects distribution.

Rather than proffer solutions, the article only regurgitated simplistic narratives of complex state issues, deliberately neglecting the broader and unbiased understanding and interpretation.

After the highly biased and misleading articles, the newspaper could not but come to terms with the established fact that Governor Fintiri is yet to commission projects due to the lean resources coming into the state as a result of deduction of loans collected by successive government.

Currently, massive projects are on-going across almost all the local councils of the state, these projects are all elephant’s projects not petty projects. Desert Herald fail to understand that every government has her priority in regard to governance style, as citizens don’t dictate to leaders on projects to execute and those to abandon.

The Governor’s commitment to the security and wellbeing of all Adamawa residents is unwavering and total, and no criminal group, or ethnic militias, will be spared the wrath of the law.

In its attempt to build a case against the Governor and tarnish his hard-earned reputation, the newspaper misquoted and removed from the actual context words attributed to him, one or two of which we wish to clarify here.

In pointing out that “some major projects including a housing project for which the state government borrowed a whooping N10 billion is still a pipe dream, more than one year after the project was flagged off as a visit to the site by our reporter indicated that even foundation for the multi-billion project did not commence”.

“Similarly, another multi-billion road project is still a mirage more than a year after the government awarded it. In addition, the government has since its coming borrowed about N30 billion without commensurate projects to justify such massive borrowing”.

Desert herald assertion is woefully wrong, most of the contractors handling roads like the Bachure are not owed by the government to warrant the delay been experience in completion of that particular road, in my own imagination, Kaduna state government whose Desert herald office is situated cannot justify the billions of naira it collected via local and foreign loans.

The two thousand housing units bidding were done openly as the Fintiri led government need to assuage the feelings of locals farming on the land before the commencement of such projects; it is inhuman for the state government to bulldoze people’s farm land to embark on such projects now. Most locals are yet to harvest their farm produce, immediately after the harvest the building of the housing units will commence.

The question to ask the newspaper is simple: are we to ask every citizen of Adamawa state to decide the project to start with in the state? Is it out of place to commission a project after a year in office by this administration?

For the second issue, if the governor enters the site to today to destroy people’s farm to commence the building of the two thousand housing units, will Desert Herald not call it insensitive? The governor did nothing wrong in building or renovating his personal residence as a former governor built new residence in his home town and also built another in Yola in office as a governor. Without a safe, peaceful and stable state, it is difficult to imagine how newspapers can prosper in their trade.

Under this administration, no media, no matter how provocative, will be fettered in their freedom of expression. Rather, we will continue to appeal to their conscience to place Adamawa interest and professionalism above narrow concerns.

Kummangar advise members of the media to exercise restraint and good judgement for the larger good of the society. We must not forget the significant and unsavoury roles played by journalists in the Rwandan genocide of 1994, which claimed almost one million lives.

We should all work for the good of Adamawa state and all citizens

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.”

Atiku’s Son, 22 Others, Make List of Commissioner Nominees

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The Adamawa State House of Assembly has confirmed the reception of a list of Commissioner Nominees forwarded by the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, for confirmation.

Top on the list is the son of Adamawa foremost politician and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Adamu Atiku Abubakar.

Others on the list include the party’s secretary, Abdullahi Adamu Prambe (Song), and the governor’s former colleague at the state house of assembly, Wulbina Jackson(Guyuk).

The comprehensive list is as follows:

1. Umar Mohammed-Madagali
2. Michika-Elijah Tumba
Dr. IshayaJohn Dabari
3. Mubi North- Barr. Sunday Matthew
4. Mubi South- Prof. Isa Abdullahi
5. Maiha- Hassan Kaigama
6. Hong- Dr. Umar Garba
7. Gombi- Lami Patrick
8. Song- Abdullahi Prambe
9. Girei- Usman Yahya Diyajo
10. Fufore- Umaru Iya Daware
11. Yola North- Ibrahim Mijinyawa
12. Yola South-Mustapha Musa Jika
13. Toungo- Sanusi Faruk
14. Ganye- Bappa Dalhatu Is a
15. Jada- Aloysius Babadoke
Adamu Atiku
16. Mayo Belwa- Hon. Shuibu Audi
17. Demsa-Iliya James
18. Numan- Dr. Dishi Kobe, PH.D
19. Lamurde- Hon. Justina Nkom
20. Guyuk- Hon. Wilbina Jackson
21. Shelleng-Adamu Titus

Boom!Boom!!Boom!!!Election Petition Tribunal Sends Bindow, APC, Packing As It Upholds PDP’s Fintiri Victory

By Billy Graham Abel Yola

The election Petition Tribunal seating in Yola has squashed the petition filed by the APC in Adamawa state seeking to upend the elections of PDP’s Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri saying the court does not make order in vain since the beneficiary of the election would be a person that was not a party to the case and that the petition failed to adduce credible evidence to substantiate its claims of non compliance to the electoral ACTS and INEC guidelines.

Delivering the about nine hours judgement, the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Adediran Adebara held that he was dismissing the case on two grounds, that the petitioners the APC had failed to join he former Governor Umaru Jibrilla Bindow as a party to the case, hence it is very fatal to the petition because all the relefs the APC is praying the court to grant, Bindow who is not a petitioner would be a beneficiary and the court does not make order in vain, hence the petition is not competent.

The judge also held that, the pettioners had alleged that INEC in the conduct of the elections that produced governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, there were none compliance to electoral ACTS and INEC guidelines.

The judge maintained that after listening to both parties argument, that the petitioners had failed to adduce credible evidence to substantiate those allegations.

Reacting to the judgement, the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the judgement upholding his elections as the confirmation of the people’s mandate and a motivation for him to make Adamawa work again.

He made this known in a press statement issued to Newsmen by his Director General, Media and Communication, Solomon Kumangar, shortly after the judgement.

Kumangar said, “Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the judgment of the Election Tribunal upholding his election and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a re-affirmation of the people’s mandate and an added impetus to His drive to make Adamawa State work again.

“He lauded the Election Petition Tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of Adamawa State for their support and prayers.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri also extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition parties to join him in revamping the battered fortunes of Adamawa State.

“The Governor restated his firm resolve to work for the good of the people of Adamawa State and never letting them down.”

Boom!!! Tribunal Squashes Bindow’s Case Judgement, A Confrimation of the People’s Mandate-Fintiri

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The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the judgement upholding his elections as the confirmation of the people’s mandate and a motivation for him to make Adamawa work again.

He made this known in a press statement issued to Newsmen by his Director General, Media and Communication, Solomon Kumangar, shortly after the judgement, late Friday.

Kumangar said, “Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the judgment of the Election Tribunal upholding his election and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a re-affirmation of the people’s mandate and an added impetus to His drive to make Adamawa State work again.

“He lauded the Election Petition Tribunal for being upright and just and thanked the entire citizens of Adamawa State for their support and prayers.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri also extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition parties to join him in revamping the battered fortunes of Adamawa State.

“The Governor restated his firm resolve to work for the good of the people of Adamawa State and never letting them down.”