In the aftermath of the 2023 governorship election in Adamawa State, a group of faceless stakeholders have emerged, driven by illiteracy and animosity, on a mission to undermine the efforts of the committed and experienced Secretary to the Adamawa State Government (SSG). These self-proclaimed stakeholders, by flagrantly violating the orders given by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to engage their constituents for political appointments, are exposing their true intentions while playing a manipulative game of ‘reverse psychology’.
The recent allegations leveled against the Chairman of PDP Yola-North, Abdullahi Sarki (Audu Kacisa), claiming that he secretly visited critical stakeholders in an attempt to influence the selection process for the best eleven (11) political appointees, are baseless and a desperate ploy by these naysayers. Their accusations hold no merit and only serve to highlight their own incompetence and lack of substantiation for their supposed commitment during the election.
Furthermore, the claim that the stakeholders visited by the Chairman have unanimously refused to comply with the request is nothing more than a display of symptoms resembling a new strain of bipolar disease. These so-called stakeholders, who lack the courage to prove their commitment and support, are resorting to baseless allegations in an attempt to tarnish the reputation of those genuinely dedicated to the progress of Adamawa State.
The assertion that the Chairman’s actions were influenced by the former Secretary to the Adamawa State Government, Mallam Bashir Ahmed, is the pinnacle of irresponsibility exhibited by these pretenders who worked against the victory of the PDP in the last election. While true patriots are eagerly seeking collaboration for the betterment of the state, these nattering nitwits continue to throw tantrums and impede progress.
It is important to note that SSG Bashir Ahmad, through his unwavering determination and strategic political calculations, demonstrated his competence without the support of these detractors. While they were engaged in trivial pursuits, he successfully navigated the political landscape, leaving them in the dust. As the reality of their own ineptitude and irrelevance unfolds, they are quickly fading away like flies.
It is crucial for the good people of Adamawa State to recognize these faceless stakeholders for what they truly are: ill-informed individuals driven by ignorance, illiteracy, and a deep-seated hatred for progress. Their attempts to discredit the Governor and his administration, as well as the dedicated individuals who have been instrumental in the state’s success, should not be taken seriously. Instead, the focus should remain on building a united front and fostering collaborations that will lead to the development and prosperity of Adamawa State.
In conclusion, let us not be swayed by the manipulations of these faceless stakeholders who seek to undermine the progress made in Adamawa State. Their illiteracy and hate are evident, and their actions serve only to hinder the collective efforts of those genuinely committed to the state’s growth. It is time to rise above their petty games and work together towards a brighter future for Adamawa State.
By Concerned Citizens of Yola North
Umar Mustapha, A Political Scavenger
Our attention has been drawn to a press briefing by one Umaru Mustapha, a self-declared Otumba of Ekiti who traded the Labour Party governorship ticket for self aggrandisement.
One can best describe the politician as suffering from hullicianation and anguish.
The 2023 Labour Party candidate in Adamawa had in a news conference accused Governor Fintiri of supporting Ulama’s visit to President Tinubu on the impending Tribunal judgement in Adamawa.
Umaru Mustapha is a political scavenger and his actions would naturally attract my attention since it was, as usual, mindless chatter produced by his temporary relief from lunacy.
If his vision of reality differs from that of reasonable people, how did he become aware that the Governor had dispatched Ulamas to the President? At best, his remark was a combination of dishonesty, a lack to comprehend, and an entry into interference and laziness.
The devil’s habitat is an idle hand and heart, such as Mustapha Umaru’s. We could normally dismiss his babbling, but in this day and age, when even the most unsophisticated of minds have access to information, it’s necessary to put things in their proper context and perspective.
Umaru Mustapha is looking for attention after failing to be recruited by the APC candidate in Adamawa during the last election.
Nigerians will never forget Hudu Yunusa Ari’s illegal declaration of a candidature in the middle of an election that sparked global outrage and was condemned by the APC as a party.
Every Nigerian is aware of the situation between Hudu Yunusa and INEC, which has been halted because the prosecution of the suspended REC has been temporarily postponed due to another matter launched in Abuja.
Umaru Mustapha’s outburst towards Fintiri appears to be prompted by obvious reasons known to many. For a thorough understanding, it is necessary to study and consider the numerous circumstances that can cause such emotional responses.
Financial security can have major psychological and emotional implications. When people are anxious about money, tension, annoyance, and even wrath can arise.
I am aware that personal and family financial pressures may be taxing, but I had no clue Mustapha’s weight would be so visible in Adamawa.
It’s critical Mustapha to find appropriate outlets for frustrations and fears, such as engaging in constructive arguments, connecting with like-minded people, or joining advocacy groups dedicated to tackling economic issues not sitting in the comfort of your house to churn lies and inuendoes.
Connecting with others who are going through similar difficulties can provide you with validation, encouragement, and ideas on how to proceed.
I expect him to make something useful of his rage. Use it as a springboard for reflection and change. Manage his wisdom wisely if there is any remaining, assess your talents, and look for methods to advance or new employment opportunities that can benefit you financially rather than accusing the Governor on the slitest provocation.
He should Seek out educational books, courses, or financial planning services if he needs assistance navigating the financial world or improving his existing financial status.
Finally, it comes to reason that his mental and emotional health will mirror his financial situation.
The Governor does not require any Ulama to pay a courtesy visit to the President following a fair and square election, but we understand the factors that have contributed to your dissatisfaction.
Writes from Yola
I’m Still Leading With 858 Valid Votes – Hon. Sunday Peter
I’ll Seek Redress At Appeal Court
The Member Representing Guyuk Constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Sunday Peter, has reacted on the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal which declared his election at 2 polling units inconclusive.
Hon. Sunday Peter, said that there is no cause for alam with the decision of the tribunal and appealed to his teaming supporters, party officials and stakeholders to remain calm as the verdict will not change anything.
The tribunal on Monday invalidated the election of Hon. Sunday Peter at Zabi Sonka polling unit (Code 004) of Purokayo ward and Mararraba polling unit 007 of Kola ward respectively where elections were cancelled due to over voting.
Unit 004 has a total number of 556 registered voters out of which 525 had collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC’s), while unit 007 has a total number of 781 voters with 771 PVC’s collected ahead of the 18th March, 2023 poll.
The total number of PVCs collected at Zabi Sonka where the exercise was characterised with over voting stood at 556, while at Mararaba Kola where election was cancelled were 781 PVC’s.
In all, the PVC’s collected at the affected two polling units were 1, 337 higher than the margin of lead as a result of which, the tribunal nullified the elections and ordered the electoral body to conduct re- run within 90 days.
At Zabisonka, the total number of PVC’s collected was 556 and the total number of votes cast was 198, out of which the APC Candidate, Hon. Sunday Peter scored 138 votes, while the PDP Candidate, Hon. Adwawa Donglok polled 57 votes.
The entire election for Guyuk constituency saw Hon. Sunday Peter emerging winner after scoring 16,532, while the former lawmaker, Hon. Adwawa garnered 15,593 as a result of which Hon. Peter was declared winner by the Returning Officer, Prof. J. Aidan.
Mathematically, if 138 voided votes at unit 004 are deducted from 16,532, total number of lawful votes scored during the election by Hon. Peter, he will be left with 16, 394 votes, while Hon. Adwawa will be left 15,536 votes if 57 nullified votes are deducted from 15,593 lawful votes he had garnered.
Likewise, if 15, 536 lawful votes scored by Hon. Adwawa are deducted from 16, 394, the margin of lead will be 858. This means that Hon. Sunday Peter is currently leading with 858 votes ahead of Hon. Adwawa and other candidates who slugged it out during the exercise.
Therefore, if re-run election is to be conducted at the 2 polling units where 1,337 PVC’s were collected, Hon. Sunday Peter will be struggling for roughly 300 votes, while Hon. Adwawa Donglok will be striving for over 1,000 votes.
Recall that during the just concluded election, only 198 out of 556 eligible voters at Zabisonka, and 335 voters out of 781 voters at Mararaba exercised their franchise which brings a total number of 533 voters who were able to vote.
At the moment, nobody is sure whether 533 out of 1,337 eligible voters who had collected their PVC’s will still vote during the supplementary election to be conducted in the next 3 months as ordered by the tribunal.
It could be recalled that in his petition marked: EPT/AD/SHA/5/2023, Hon. Adwawa asked the tribunal to nullify election at 15 polling units including Zabi Sonka unit 004, Mararaba unit 007, Deremina/Lokoro Pry. Sch. 001, Yakwana unit 006, NEPA Office 006, Gwaluram/Gwaluram unit 004.
Others include: Bilasi K. Dagacin Bobini unit 002, Anguwan Fulani Gwalam unit 009, Chirka Lamja 001, Falu Tsikiye 003, Gwasilwa 006, Tholo/Kongla 017, Krista Gwalura unit 013 and Kerau/Dagalim unit 002.
He equally prayed the tribunal to restore no fewer than 92 votes allegedly deducted from his votes at Walukrista/Walu Primary School and Dankal registration area, and sought for an order for supplementary election.
The tribunal however declined to grant all the relifs sought; instead, nullified election at the 2 polling units and ordered for supplementary election while delivering judgement in the petition.
It was based on the foregoing that the former Deputy Speaker of the assembly, Hon. Sunday Peter, stated that he was not afraid of the re-run election, saying that he is ahead with 858 valid votes, and that the judgement is just a distraction.
Hon. Sunday Peter further stated that he is still the member representing Guyuk constituency at the House of Assembly because the law allows him to seek redress at the court of appeal, assuring that either way, he will still emerge victorious.
The APC lawmaker stated that he is very sure of reclaiming his widely acclaimed mandate whichever way pendulum swings, and called on his constituents not to entertain any fear as nobody will snatch their mandate.
No Victor, No Vanquished, Says Gov Fintiri After Victory At Tribunal
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says there is no victor and no vanquished in the Tribunal Verdict which upheld his election in the March 18, 2023 Governorship election.
On Monday (yesterday) the Adamawa State Governorship Electoral Petitions Tribunal dismissed the petition filed by Dr. Umar Ardo against Governor Fintiri for lack of merit.
Reacting on the verdict, shortly after his arrival from Abuja at Lamido Aliyu Mustafa International Airport on Tuesday, Governor Fintiri thanked God and the people of the State for giving him the mandate of another four years.
He saluted the judiciary for its courage towards upholding the unanimous decision of Adamawa people and assured his unflinching commitment to delivering dividends of democracy to the citizens.
“We are greatfu to Almighty Allah for giving us the victory and thanking the judiciary for doing its job, ensuring that it consolidates on what God has done in Adamawa through the good people of Adamawa State.
“They only assurance we will give is that there is no winner, no vanquished, Adamawa project is first. We will continue to ensure that we deliver the dividends of democracy to make our people happy and develops the state to the level that is expected,” he said.
Governor Fintiri expressed optimism that the remaining cases awaiting judgement at the Tribunal will also speak the will of the people as according to him, the election that produced him as Governor was free, fair and credible.
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