Fintiri: No Victor, No Vanquished as Tribunal Upholds His Election

Daji Sani in Yola

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has said there was no victor and no vanquished from the governorship eletion tribunal, which upheld his victory in the March 18, 2023 governorship poll.

Fintiri had reacted to the Monday verdict, which dismissed the petition by Dr. Umar Ardo, the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) against him for lack of merit.

Speaking yesterday shortly after his arrival from Abuja at the Yola International Airport, he thanked God and the people of the state for giving him their mandate to run the state for another four years.

He also expressed confidence on the judiciary for its courage and doggedness towards upholding the decision of the Adamawa people, first held by the Independence Electoral Commission (INEC).

He, however, reassured  the state of his unflinching commitment to delivering dividends of democracy.

His words: “We are grateful to Almighty God 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.

“The 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 develop the state to the level that is expected.”

Fintiri, also, expressed optimism that the remaining cases awaiting judgement at the tribunal would speak the will of the people, because according to him, the election that produced him as governor was free, fair and credible.

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