Fintiri wins Adamawa PDP governorship primary
The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru
Fintiri, in the early hours of Sunday won the
governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) to complete the tenure of impeached
former Governor Murtala Nyako.
Fintiri was voted by 60 per cent of the more than
878 delegates at the poll conducted by a former
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon.
While a former Executive Secretary of the
Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Ahmed
Mohammed Modibbo, came second, a former
Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brig-Gen.
Buba Marwa was third.
A source said: “The poll was free and fair. The
power of incumbency worked for Fintiri who had
secured the loyalty and support of statutory
delegates like local government chairmen,
councillors, and other political appointees.
“Also before the poll, a former Political Adviser to
the President, Ahmed Gulak, stepped down for
Fintiri, making up to four aspirants conceding the
slot to the Acting Governor.”
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress for
the October 11 governorship election is expected
to emerge on Sunday.
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