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ABBA GIREI: Race To Green Chamber Amidst Risen Popularity

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By Isah Ali Yola

As the saying goes, all politics is local and so the philosophy of Abba Girei, a business mogul turned politician as part of his penchant to serving his people and to represent their interest at the National Assembly.

Meeting Abba Girei for the time, one is welcomed by his solitude of calmness, simplicity and his down to earth character that defines his modest life despite his social status.

His political sojourn which began more than a decade ago has exposed him to the needs and aspiration of the common man, which propelled him not to relent in serving the people.

As 2023 General election, gathers momentum, Abba Girei has also made up his mind to represent the people of Yola North, Yola South and Girei Federal constituency at the green chamber.

His re-emergence in the political scene of Adamawa has no doubt taken many by surprise, many are perplexed and had wanted to give up the race owing to Abba’s acceptability in the minds of the electorates.

No doubt Abba’s humanitarian outreach; youth and women empowerment among others are enough to break any once silence, let alone his political capacity and popularity which continues to spread like a wild fire.

Political pundits in the state opined that PDP will have a smooth ride to victory when it have Abba Girei as a flagbearer, while describing him as a great political mobilizer and a grassroot politician.

You may or may not like Abba, but the reality on ground don’t need divine revelation to attest to his political prowess, therefore the race for the constituency needs a man who knows the job, being there, done that .

Prior to his declaration, Abba Girei was embarking on free medical outreach and empowerment, which include distribution of delivery kits to women across Adamawa, as well as distribution of cars motorcycles as a source of empowerment.

If Abba can do this without power, what happens if he is duely elected to represent the people?

This and many other questions arose the mind of many observers like us who are loosing trust for politicians, but Abba’s dynamics and approach to politics is rescinding my ealier decision thought .

In the court of public opinion Abba Girei is winning, his unmatched popularity is gathering more friends and goodwill to the Fintiri led administration, if not for anything he’s complimenting the good works and policies of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri whom he hold with high esteem.

For now the People’s Democratic Party in Adamawa has big choices to make …….to either conduct free and fair primaries or do other wise to plunge the party into an irremediable state that could lead to its final COLAPSE, if the likes of Abba are not given fair play in the ballot contest.

Isah Ali Writes From Yola.

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Fintiri Has No Hand in Your Travails, Kumangar Tells AA Lawal Uba, APC

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The Director General Media to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has said Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has no hands in the invitation of AA Lawal Uba by security agencies.

According to our sources, the Department of state service (DSS) on Friday invited AA Lawal Uba over his vituperation on the speaker, Adamawa state house of assembly, Aminu Abbas.

In reaction to the invitation by the DSS, the main oppostion party in Adamawa, the All progressive congress (APC) blamed Fintiri for Uba’s travails and accused him of stifling dissenting voices in Adamawa state.

But in a statement issued by the Director General, media and communication, Solomon Kuamangar, today, the Governor’s aide said Fintiri should not be blamed for the travails of the misguided fellow, AA Lawal Uba.

The statement said AA Lawal Uba is a misguided critic who ought to know that the Governor on several fora has reiterated and welcome constructive criticism by anyone he should, however, know the difference between criticism and hauling insults on leaders. He, therefore, has himself to blame and not Fintiri.

Kumangar lambasted the APC as a party seeking relevance in Adamawa to divert attention from the recent dollarized primary that produced a candidate who has set members at daggers drawn at each other.

It is wrong to ckaim impunity where there is none and turn blind eyes to the recent impunity it perpetrated in the recent dollarized APC governorship primary in Adamawa.”

He said, “It is therefore wrong for APC to assume that Fintiri ordered the invitation of AA Lawal Uba by security agencies simply because the victim of injustice is not a man of any stout means.”
Kumangar urged AA Lawal Uba, APC, “to leave Fintiri out of their political travails and allow God’s time and preferences to prevail.”

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2023: Atiku Canvases Support For Gov Fintiri’s Re-election

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called on Adamawa State people to reelect Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for second tenure in office.

Abubakar who is the Waziri Adamawa made the call during a political rally organised in honor of his home coming held at Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola Monday.

He disclosed that the governor has performed well within three years in office and urged the people to vote him again to reap more democracy dividends.

The PDP presidential candidate thanked the people of his home state for supporting his political quest since he ventured into politics, more than three years ago and pledged to never disappoint them.

He urged the PDP in the state to accord those who detected into the party all the privileges and henceforth involved them in the scheme of party activities across the state.

In his remarks, governor Fintiri congratulated all decampees into the PDP and assured the Presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar that Adamawa will deliver all candidates under the platform of the party.

He maintained that his administration has delivered all its his campaign promises to the people in the areas of maintaining unity, peace and security, providing free education, infrastructure, housing estate among others.

According to Governor Fintiri, the flyover and underpass built by the present administration were aimed to attracting investors into the state and creat jobs to the youths.

The national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, who received thousands of decampees and handed them over to Governor Fintiri for integration into the party, assured them equal treatment.

Earlier in his welcome address, the state chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu who described Atiku Abubakar as a unifier, prayed to God to give the presidential candidate the wisdom of piloting the affairs of the country if elected.

Responding on behalf of the decampees, Alhaji Shuaibu Babas, member Fufore/Gurin constituency said with their defection, the opposition APC is already dead in the state and assured their loyalty for the PDP.

The Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Abubakar accompanied by his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State among others was visiting his home state for the first time since after winning the PDP presidential primary elections.

Alhaji Abubakar alongside his entourage accompanied by Governor Fintiri was earlier at the palace of Lamido Adamawa, Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa where he paid a homage on the royal father.

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Namdas Gifts Al-Irshad Academy N500,000 Over Student’s Perfect Imitation Of Tinubu

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The member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo, and Mayo-Belwa federal constituency, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas has donated the sum of N500,000 to Al Irshad Academy in Mayo Belwa for representing the candidature of APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a playlet recently.

In a video that went viral on social media at the weekend, pupils of the school during its graduation ceremony played the role of Tinubu and his wife, Adamawa state APC governorship candidate, Aishatu Binani, and other top politicians both at state at the national level.

In the playlet, the viral video showed 12-year-old Jafar Bala Usman, a JSS 1 student dressed in agbada and adorning the Tinubu signature cap and eyeglasses arriving at the event alongside his entourage and security men to the admiration of many.

Hon. Namdas who is a strong supporter of the Tinubu/Shettima APC ticket saw the viral video on Facebook and was impressed by the creativity of the pupils who are members of his constituency.

The lawmaker who chairs the community on the army then asked a delegation to visit the school and gift the sum of N100,000 each to the boy who played the role of Tinubu, his wife, and the girl who played the role of Aishatu Binani. He also gifted the school the sum of N200, 000 and encouraged them to continue to impart the ideal of democracy and peaceful coexistence to the students.

Senior legislative aide to Hon. Namdas, and Husseini Sanda while presenting the cash gift to the students, and the school appreciates the management for supporting APC and also allowing their students to represent the party’s presidential candidate in their playlet.
“This demonstration has shown the acceptability of the APC presidential candidate at the grassroots and how much the young once here love our party’s presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Sanda said.

He added that Namdas appreciated the school for instilling political knowledge into the children which he believes will spur them to aspire to be true and good leaders in the future.

“The cash donation is to inspire the pupils and also encourage the school to continue with the good work they are doing in the area of creating political awareness to the students at a tender age. This I believe will help them in the future,” he said.

The principal of the school, Suleiman Njobdi said the decision to use Tinubu in the playlet was born out of the love they have for him. “Tinubu is someone who has helped a lot of people and transformed Lagos when he was governor. I am confident that if he becomes president in 2023, he will change the fortune of this country for good,” Njobdi said.

The young Tinubu and the school management appreciate Namdas for reaching out to them and assured him of their continuous support.

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