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Done & Dusted: I’ve Returned Nyako’s Stolen Mandate, Adamawa Acting Governor Tells PDP

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The Adamawa state acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who saw to the ouster of Murtala Nyako has approached the Leadership of the party to inform them of a job well done.

Fintiri did not only do away with the Former governor, he also sent the deputy governor packing, an act that even Nigeria’s constitution is yet to clearly define if it’s accepted.

At National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Fintiri said he had returned to PDP the mandate that impeached governor Murtala Nyako stole from the party.

Speaking with Journalists after a closed door meeting with the Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Fintiri  said, “ as a loyal and obedient party member, I came on a courtesy call to my party and the National Working Committee, NWC as my first assignment after the battle to remove governor Nyako who had stolen the mandate of the PDP under which he was elected for eight years.”

Finitiri arrived the PDP campaign office, Legacy House, Maitama at 1.5 pm and had discussions with Secondus, the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh and the National Woman leader, Chief Kema Chikwe and came out of the meeting at 2.30pm.

“ I came here to bring back the mandate and I have handed over to them the mandate. I promise that I will work together with the party, its leadership, the people of Adamawa to ensure that our party is restored to the people.”

Finitiri became acting governor following the impeachment of Nyako by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday and the resignation of the deputy governor, Bala James Ngilari.

Crisis started when Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and seven governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party walked out of the special convention of the party to form a factional party.

The governors are Murtala Nyako, Adamawa; Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State, Abdulfatai Ahmed, Kwara; Musa Kwankwaso, Kano; Babangida Aliyu, Niger; Makatarda Wamako, Sokoto; Sule Lamido, Jigawa and Kebbi State. Nyako then left to join the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

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