*Optimistic court will declare Atiku winner of presidential polls
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
As the Adamawa Governorship Election continues to generate negative comments from all works of life, especially the two leading parties, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC), the Presidential and Governorship Campaign Council (PGCC) PDP has condemned in strong terms the action and inaction of the Adamawa Residence Commissioner (REC), Barr. Hudu Yunusa Ari.
In a statement, Political Adviser to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Hon. Abdulraman Bobboi who is the Director, Support Groups, PGCC said Barr Ari’s scandalous leaked audio conversation with the Collation Officer of Fufore LGA on how to alter election results in favour of the APC Governorship candidate is totally condemnable.
He described Ari’s action as abysmal that should never be heard of or linked to an electoral officer.
“While the peace-loving people of Adamawa are waiting for the Governorship re run election for the state in 69 Polling Units as declared by INEC, the PDP will win with great margin, the Directorate PGCC condemns in totality, the action of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa, especially the leaked scandalous conversation between the REC and the Collation Officer in Fufore LGA.
“The actions and inactions of the REC and his cohorts have heated up the polity, causing tension in the state that could have sparked election violence, if not for the usual peaceful approach of the PDP,” the statement said.
While calling on all the PDP supporters to remain calm and steadfast as the party is vigilant, ensuring that no one steals its mandate, he urged their supporters in all the 69 Polling Units (PU) that the re run governorship election will be conducted as declared by INEC should turn out to vote for the PDP candidate, Rt Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Bobboi in the statement, expressed the directorate’s profound gratitude to all the over 200 support groups in Adamawa, who gave their unflinching support to all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state during the 2023 general elections.
“The directorate is not unaware of the sacrifices made by the support groups which gave the PDP overwhelming victory at the polls.
“The victory which the support groups also championed its course, will go a long way in consolidating on the gigantic developmental strides of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the state with the backing of the PDP House of Assembly members, while the NASS members will work for the interest of the state at both the Red and Green Chambers.
“The Directorate is optimistic that the PDP will be declared winner of the 2023 Presidential Election at the court, having there are substantive evidence that its candidate, the former Vice President of Nigeria, Alh. Atiku Abubakar win the race,” the statement said.