Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow as well as other gubernatorial contenders did not file a complaint to challenge the victory of Adamawa State governor elect, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, as elections petitions tribunal begins sitting in Adamawa today.
Fintiri's move to capture the soul of Bindow's strategic support base began shortly after he was announced the winner of the epic contest when he attended the marriage ceremony of the daughter of the state chairman of the ruling party, Ibrahim Bilal.
Nevertheless, his critics argue that the governor’s major problem is the disinclination toward paying salaries to state workers. That, to me, is a legitimate basis for disapproval in the minds of everyday citizens.
Fintiri who addressed the press on his victory Friday afternoon in Yola, said he would need the support and contributions of everyone, including those who contested against him, to discharge his mandate for the good of the state.
The candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Alh. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has won the Adamawa state supplementary governorship election in all the 14 local government areas of the state where the election took place.
In the next one hour, the Adamawa State returning officer will return the candidate of PDP Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri as the governor elect of Adamawa State, after scoring majority votes in both the March 9 gubernatorial polls and the supplementary polls conducted earlier today.
There is high voter turn out for the Adamawa state supplementary governorship election in some polling units in Michika and Madagali local government areas despite recent Boko Haram attacks in the areas.
Gaidam who made the disclosure at a press conference, Tuesday, at the commission's office noted that "I want to tell you that the commission in consultation with the security agents are putting measures to ensure the election is going to be hitch free.