Six gubernatorial candidates step down for Gov Fintiri
Gubernatorial candidates of six political parties in Adamawa on Monday in Yola directed their supporters and party members to vote for Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on March 18.
The candidates gave the directive when they paid a solidarity visit to the governor.
They are Bello Babajo of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Yahaya Chulde of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Emmanuel John-Yerima of the National Rescue Movement NRM.
Others are Ambrose Zenith of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and Babangida Furo of the Action Democratic Party (ADC).
Mr Babajo spoke on behalf of the candidates and said their decision to support the incumbent governor resulted from due consultation among stakeholders and parties’ supporters.
He said they observed that Mr Fintiri’s administration was result-oriented, especially in developing critical infrastructure and enhancing workers’ welfare and security.
“Our resolve to join the result-oriented administration of Fintiri is a call to service of humanity, and we will support him to emerge victorious at the election,’’ said Mr Babajo.
Mr Fintiri commended the candidates stepping down for him, promising, “you will not regret your actions.’’
The Adamawa governor urged them to be law-abiding and enjoined their supporters to turn out en masse to vote for the PDP on Saturday.
Atahiru Shehu, PDP chairman in Adamawa, appreciated the candidates’ decision, demonstrating their patriotism.
He called on party supporters not to be discouraged by the outcome of the presidential election of February 25, stressing that the PDP is working to reclaim its mandate.
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