Adamawa Polls: Gov Fintiri Boasts Of A Third Term Win If Constitution Allows
The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has boasted of a third-term win in the state if the Nigerian constitution allows for such.
According to him, he is one of the most performing governors in the country and he is sure it will be established if a survey is carried out.
Naija News reports that the governor’s position is against the backdrop of the suspension of polls in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Fintiri during an interview on Channels Television said if the people did not want him, he would not have been leading in the election, winning 16 local governments out of 21.
It would be recalled that before INEC declared the governorship election in Adamawa State inconclusive, the governor, who is contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term in office, was leading his major contender from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aishatu Binani.
While he had scored 421,524 votes, Binani got 390,275 votes, but the electoral commission said the cancelled votes were more than the margin of victory between Fintiri and Binani, therefore the polls were declared inconclusive.
However, the governor was optimistic about winning at the polls because he is convinced he is one of the performing governors in the federation.
Fintiri submitted that “If the opportunity would be provided for a governor to contest for the third time, I think I am one of those that can win election three times in that state.
“I am one of the most performing governors in the country. Go and carry out your survey. I am one governor that has developed the infrastructure excellently across all the local government areas. I have turned around the state that now looks like Abuja.”
Meanwhile, INEC announced on Monday that it had fixed Saturday, April 15 for the governorship, and national and state assembly supplementary elections which also include Adamawa and Kebbi states.
The INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye in a statement had said “Arising from its meeting held today, the Independent National Electoral Commission has decided that all outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023.”