By Henry Umoru, Abuja
THE acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, stormed the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, asking the people of the state to pray for him in his new assignment of taking the people out of the ‘ wilderness.’
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, Prince Uche Secondus, Fintiri who noted that his emergence as acting governor had restored the party back to the people of Adamawa State, 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.
He said: “ 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.
In his remarks, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Metuh who noted Fintiri would restore dignity to the party as well as address the rot and damage Nyako caused the party.
He promised that the leadership would give Finitiri the needed support and encouragement to help restore the lost glory.