– 10 governorship candidates in Adamawa promise to support the PDP in the state to produce the next governor
– The governorship candidates declare their support for Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, a former speaker of the state
– Fintiri promises an all-inclusive government if he eventually wins the election
In a bid to ensure that the forthcoming governorship election in sway in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state, at least 10 governorship candidates have promised to work for its candidate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidates of the other parties made announced the decision after a meeting with the Adamawa PDP candidate, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, on Monday, February 4, in Yola, the capital of the state.
The report listed the candidates as Sadiq Khaliel of MRDD, Danjuma Musa of FJP, Naziru Sa’ad of ZLP, Ahmed Hassan of DA and Salihu Danjuma of APM.
Others include Abdullahi Usman of NCP, Bappari Umar of KOWA, Lami Musa of PPN, Elizabeth Isa of CAP and Frank Simon of MEGA party.
It was learnt that the candidates, who took turns to speak at the meeting, said they had decided to partner with the PDP and work for the success of the party and its candidate in the Saturday election.
Legit.ng learnt that Isa, the CAP candidate, said she decided to shelve her ambition to work with Fintiri because she believed in his vision and that of the PDP.
She reportedly described the candidate of the PDP as a man who matched words with action, saying that this was evident in his stewardship when he served as speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly and acting governor.
“I go for personality, and Fintiri is a man of vision and integrity,” Isa said.
Speaking also, the candidate of KOWA party, Umar, said his party only endorsed Fintiri for the governorship election, but its candidates for the house were still in the race.
“Unlike other parties, our party will mobilise for PDP for governorship only, while our house of assembly candidates are still in the race,” he said.
Reacting, Fintiri commended the parties for the confidence in him.
He also assured them that he would form an all-inclusive government if elected.
Legit.ng earlier reported that ahead of the governorship election, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, said misunderstandings among APC stakeholders in Adamawa were being resolved to ensure that the party retains the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there had been trading of blames among APC chieftains in Adamawa over the slight loss by the party to PDP in the presidential election.
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