Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Monday formally accepted to offer himself yet again and contest for second term in office in the 2023 general elections.
The Governor’s declaration came barely days after some groups in Adamawa purchased and presented him People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship nomination form.
He made the declaration during the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected 21 local government council chairmen at Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola.
Fintiri said his decision to recontest was to enable him continue and 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 committee 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, allow their doors open, 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 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 building the state on the pedastals of development.
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 remain a PDP state.