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Campaign Time: Fintiri Finally Lifts Ban On Sallah, Christmas Homages

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A trending reaction following the report on the reviewe of ban on faith based festivity homages to the Adamawa state governor, via social media argued that it isn’t for Covid-19 but for political reasons of politics.

This media tried but could not get to have the response from either of the governor’s media aids.

The trending shared viewpoint as news report reads thus:

Ahead of the 2023 election, governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has finally lifted the ban on paying him homage.

Report to that effect has it that the reversal to the ban on Salah and Christmas homages was sequel to the ease of the effect of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic worldwide,

Dreaded Covid-19? Didn’t the governor impose the ban of paying him faith based festive homages prior to the occupation of Covid?

“Electorates shouldn’t be claimed by defective memory for a deception,” Alhamdu Lazarus, joining others interviewed would express his thoughts, pointing out that the governor has been avoiding people after the election.

“Those who are used to paying festive homages on the governor’s before now lamented that the sitting governor could have considered the generosity he would extend to the guests on homage would be a colossal waste hence decreed against it.

“Why is he reviewing it now? This explains the deception; a campaign strategy.

The political PR strategy is pitiable. When the governor should have wished the Ummah happy first, he’s wishing “all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eid-el-fitr” with many days to go. This is likened to the 2023 election campaign at a time the citizenry needs to feel the impact of the dividends of democracy.

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AMAC Election: Court orders Stay of Execution

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AMAC Election: Court orders Stay of Execution

 

The Area Council Election Tribunal in the election to the office of the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Federal Capital Territory has ordered a Stay of Execution on the judgment delivered by the Tribunal between the AMAC Chairman, Hon Christopher Zakka Maikalangu of the PDP and his challenger Mr Murtala Karshi of the APC.

This followed a Motion on Notice brought pursuant to Section 143 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 as Amended and Sec285 Sub Section (7) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended by the Respondents, Hon Christopher Zakka Maikalangu and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Subsequently, the Tribunal granted the Stay of Execution pending the determination of the Appeal filed against the said judgment at the FCT Area Council Election Appeal Tribunal.

The election tribunal sitting in Abuja on Friday to look into the February 12 election in which Hon Christopher Zakka Maikalangu won the election with a total vote of 19,302 votes while Mr Usman Karshi secured 13,249 votes.

However, the Tribunal granted over 21,000 votes to PDP’s challenger, Mr Murtala Karshi of the APC, with the current AMAC Chairman Zakka still maintaining 19000 votes, making Murtala Karshi the valid Chairman of AMAC in the process.

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ADAMAWA 2023: Fintiri Reopening Of Skill Acquisition Centres Campaign Strategy Dead On Arrival – Electorates

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Barely few months to the lifting of the 2023 electioneering campaign by the INEC, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has on Thursday reopened eight technical skills acquisition centres across the geopolitical zones of the state, the electorates observed.

Fintiri said the decision to restore the centres to their former functions – as established by the former governor with foresight, Admiral Mutala Hammanyero Nyako, a.k.a Baba Maimangoro – was informed by the commitment of his administration to job creation.

Fintiri at the reopening ceremony in Girei local government, revealed that the Centres were expected to commence training with 2,700 unemployed youths in different skills, such as building and construction, carpentry and joinery, welding, tiles making, automobile mechanic, phone repairs and furniture making.

Fintiri explained that the Centres were expected to train 20,000 youths in vocational skills annually, adding that the pioneer trainees of the centres would be recalled to complete their training.

However, some of the electorates interviewed said the initiative was an ill-timed political strategy.

“Recall that it was the same governor Fintiri who unduly closed down the skills acquisition centres, rendered Nyakoinitiative useless, while serving in acting capacity, following the later to be declared unlawful impeachment of governor Nyako.

Governor Bindow whom the Nyakos tasked, during the 2015 electioneering campaign to reopen the Skills Acquisition Centres that were closed down, when he emerged victorious of the poll, as one of the conditions that would continuously attract the support of the Nyakos and the electorates.

Bindow literally closed down the window of that support to have been continuous by ignoring the popular call to reopen the Skills Acquisition Centres carelessly closed down.

You could imagine from the time of Nyako’s unlawful exit to date, if the skills acquisition centres were to have existed, how the challenges of unemployment and youth restiveness would have been addressed. How the Centres output would have contributed to the revenue drive of the state as well.

The question that remains to be asked is, why are the skills acquisition centres not reopened much earlier than now that the tenure is about to be terminated?”

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2023: 700 NNPP Members Defect To LP In Adamawa

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The defection happening at this time, before we could get to start any political activity is a pointer that Labour Party ‘ll labour less to win the support of the electorates – Otumba

No less than 700 members of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, have defected to the Labour Party, LP, in Adamawa state.

Receiving the decampees who are mainly from Yola South local government on Thursday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Dr Umar Mustapha Madawaki, a.k.a Otumba of Ekiti said it was a sign of success, the defection has indicated even before the party could get to start her political activities.

“We’ve not done anything. We’ve not started anything. You can attest by what you’re seeing here today that the Labour Party is a moving train.

“History is about to be made in this country. Gone are the days when you would be told you are Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo. Gone are the days when we would be told that we’re sons and daughters of the poor. Gone are the days when people would tell us that you are educated and another person is not educated. Gone are the days when we would be told that some are occupying positions of authority others are languishing in poverty. Our intention is to liberalise Nigeria”.

Otumba has hammered on the recreation of foundational spirit with a sense of patriotic nationalism; the feeling of being a Nigerian. “And the only way to achieve this is to ensure that we vote credible people from top to bottom.

“At the helm of this movement, we have Barr Peter Obi. He was a governor in Anambra state for a period of eight years, he did what non of his predecessors were able to do. He Transformed Anambra into a most modern, highly urbanised state.

“Not only that, Dr Peter Obi has gone down in history, as the only governor who left office and left behind over seventy billion naira.

“He has gone down in history as the only governor who left behind over a hundred fifty million dollars.

“He has gone down in history as the only governor who refused to accept emoluments meant for him and his family.

“This gentleman is at the forefront, championing the course of Nigeria and Nigeria alone. We must therefore rise up to this great expectation. We must all put our hands together and vote Peter Obi as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

Otumba has called on the citizenry to join in the project for remaking Nigeria befitting for Nigerians as gone are the days when clueless, unpatriotic people bereft of conscience who would only but bamboozle the citizenry by tying the future in chains with huge debts are voted into power.

“We must throw out the PDP government. We must institutionalise the Labour Party government so that our people will have some succour in their livelihoods.

“Ladies and gentlemen, today as you can see, we have received Decampees from NNPP.

“From Yola, we have about five local governments ward chairmen that have decamped along with their executives cut across all the eleven wards of Yola South. Here we’re receiving about 700 people from NNPP.

“We’ve not even pasted even one poster. We’ve not placed our billboards. We’ve not started any commercial activity. We have not started any political activity yet, our people are beginning to see the light in our party. People are seeing the future in our party and they are coming forward.

“We must therefore ensure that we institutionalise this success. We must be able to maintain this success and forge ahead.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I want to seize this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for committing his time, leaving his home and place of work to come here. We’re happy because the Labour Party is no longer a small party. It is a party to beat. All the so-called bigger parties are now away. By the time we’re on speed, they’ll have no space to breathe. We’ll send them back to where they belonged,” Otumba said.

The cross sections of the decampees interviewed said they have withdrawn the membership from the NNPP to Labour Party because the latter is the party for the future that is capable of getting the country and state out of the maze.

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