With almost a sigh of relief, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is glad he delivered his home state of Adamawa to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party on which platform he contested for the office of the President last February and was declared loser to incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari.
He is contesting that loss at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP emerged winner of Adamawa Governorship election.
The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Andrew Haruna, who declared the result Thursday in Yola after the supplementary election in 44 units across 14 local government areas of the state said Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to beat his closest rival, Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of APC who scored 336,386 votes.
Fintiri was the Speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014 and served as Acting Governor in July 2014 following the impeachment of then Gov. Murtala Nyako.
Atiku Abubakar says the election of Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri as governor of Adamawa State is a dawn of a glorious new era for the state.
The former Vice President is particularly delighted that the PDP won in his home state, and that the decision of the vast majority of Nigerians to vote for the PDP signifies that the party is truly a party of the people.
“My home state of Adamawa has chosen the Peoples Democratic Party to lead them. I am truly proud of this and let me assure you that you have chosen a leader with the zeal and determination to put Adamawa on the best path.
“You have chosen a leader who appreciates Adamawa’s diversity and who will run an inclusive government for the betterment of all,” Atiku says.
Atiku therefore congratulates Governor-Elect Ahmadu Fintiri for his resounding success at the polls in spite of the various antics of the ruling party to frustrate the wishes of the people in the state.
“Our people have stood with Governor-Elect Fintiri in the course of this election with an abiding commitment never to allow the power that be to rob them of their votes. I congratulate you on your election, while I also hail our people for making the right decision to choose you as leader at this point in time. I am confident that the hope reposed in you is well placed and that your tenure will launch our state to greater heights”.