From Umar Dankano,Yola
Few days to the 2019 governorship election , ten (10) governorship candidates of other political parties have stepped down for the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for the Adamawa state governorship race.
The ten candidates said to have agreed to support the governorship candidature of Fintiri due to his mission and vision for the state and its citizenry.
The governorship candidates are: Alhaji Danjuma M. Musa FJP, Alhaji Naziru S. Maiyaki ZIP, Alhaji Ahmed Hassan DA, Salihu Danjuma APM and Abdullahi Usman NCP.
Others are: Alhaji Bappari Umaru KOWA, Mrs. Lami Musa PPN, Mrs. Elizabeth Isa CAP, Mr. Frank Simeon MEGA and Alhaji Sadik Musa Kahlid MRDD.
While speaking at the occasion of the endorsement yesterday in Yola , Fintiri who expressed delight over the decision of the 10 governorship candidates, said the coast is now clear for PDP to win the governorship election, considering the popularity of the candidates that join his campaign in the state to restore democracy.
He said that his government will be a government of national unity, pointing out that everybody that has good plans to move Adamawa forward will be given opportunity to contribute his quota to the development of the state.
The former acting governor ( Fintiri) stated that workers and students welfare will form the cardinal points of his administration, noting that there is no government that can bring development without involvement of civil servants, whom he said are the engine room and the driving force for policies implementation.
Fintiri said that the only way to move the state forward is to vote for PDP, saying that since his party left office in 2015, there is no durable project undertaken by the government of the ruling All Progressive Congress ( APC) that has direct bearing on the lives of Adamawa people.
The 10 candidates, who took turn to speak in Yola Monday, said their decision was taken in the interest of the people, noting that the only way to rescue power from APC government is to join force with PDP candidate state.
Mrs. Lami Musa, governorship candidate of People’s Party of Nigeria (PPN) said they had to make sacrifices by putting aside their personal interest and work for the interest of the state.
“Fintiri is the best governorship candidate that has the capacity to restore the lost glory of Adamawa State. Whoever wants the state to move forward will have no choice than to vote Fintiri. That is why we join hands with him to retire bad leadership from Adamawa government,” she stated.