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Namdas Donates 23 SUVs To Traditional Rulers, Empowers Party Officials

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~ Says clamour for power shift to Adamawa central legitimate

The member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo and Mayo Belwa federal constituency in the house of representatives, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas has today distributed Honda Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to 23 district heads in his constituency.

During the occasion, Namdas also distributed 100 sewing machines, 100 grinding machines and 1,100 assorted seedlings to the executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the four local governments of the constituency.

“This is my fifth empowerment, I have decided to share vehicles to all the 23 district heads of my constituency. Of course we are able to give 18 because the five in Mayo Belwa are under a different emirate. So we will take the permission of the leader of that emirate Lamido of Adamawa and we will do the presentation next time.

“As usual we presented to the exco of my party grinding machines, sewing machines and seedlings so that they can use it for their good. This year we will do the same thing,” he said.

When asked to comment on the renewed clamour for power shift to Adamawa central zone, Namdas said the agitation was a legitimate means of seeking power.

“The move is a legitimate means of getting power. People can advocate for anything. However, it is left for the people of Adamawa State to decide were the governor comes from.

“It should be noted that the mere fact that you are advocating does not mean you’re preventing anyone from contesting and if you get through that is good.

“We have no reason to fight anyone seeking office anywhere but however I’m also seeking to govern the state.

“We are in the same party whichever way you want to follow as long as it is legitimate, I have no problem with that. At the nick of time, all we want is to win election,” he said.

Also making case for the legibility of his zone to be given the chance if sentiments for low number of governors is the yardstick, Namdas said, Adamawa south only tasted the governorship of the state once since it’s creation in 1991.

“Adamawa was created in 1991 and we had taste of this leadership only once that is Murtala Nyako because Bamanga Tukur was elected as Gongola State governor,” he said.

Namdas who expressed confidence that the national convention of APC will take place in February, said, those afraid of the rising profile of the his party are the ones spreading misinformation to the effect that the convention will not hold.

“I have to believe my leaders that our convention is taking place in February unless they informed me otherwise. I have no reason to doubt the February convention. But people who are afraid of our party are spreading such lies,” he added.

Also speaking, APC ALGON chairman in Adamawa State, Abubakar Audu lauded Namdas for his spiritedness, valour and faith in the party adding that he is the only one among aspirants that has kept the party’s flag flying.

He said as a grassroot politician, the whispers they are getting from the common man signals that Namdas’ move to rule the state is on track.

Audu urged the party to ensure that it fielded a candidate that has the backing and acceptance of the people so as not to fritter away its chances.

Also speaking, Adamawa State chairman of APC, Ibrahim Bilal thanked Namdas for the numerous empowerment packages he brought to the people adding that today’s empowerment marked the 8th time Namdas is inviting him to witness such programs.

He thanked the lawmaker for his show of maturity, and politics without bitterness urging other politicians to emulate him.

“Namdas has told me that he will remain faithful to our party whether he gets the ticket or not. If other politicians are like him, winning the next election will not be a Yeoman’s job,” he said.

Various stakeholders including Ahmed Wangubi, Halima Hayatu, Aminu Bobboi, Barr. Ibrahim Tahir, Hon. Abdurrahman Shuaibu and Adamu Gombe all paid glowing tributes on Namdas saying he remains the candidate to beat come 2023.

District head of Gurumpawo, Alhaji Hammantukur Mohammed Gurumpawo who spoke on behalf of beneficiaries thanked the lawmaker for the gesture.

He promised the lawmaker that the vehicles will be judiciously used by the traditional rulers.

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Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

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Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

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Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

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