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2023: Atiku Picks Okowa As Running Mate

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has picked Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.

Atiku made the announcement at a meeting attended by PDP executives at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, said a 17-member committee had been set up by the party to pick a running mate.

He said the committee had submitted three names to Atiku to choose from.

The final decision however, Ayu said, was Atiku’s.

Speaking at the announcement event, Atiku said making a choice between the three names had been a difficult decision.

He also noted that some of the qualities he looked out for include someone who understands the enormity of the challenges facing the country and one who has demonstrated, from experience, that he can proffer some solutions.

He said he looked out for one who has the qualities of a president, who can stand in for him when he’s not around.

According to him, while all the three names submitted were qualified, he had to settle for just one: Okowa.

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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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