By Umar Yusuf, Yola
GOVERNOR Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has dumped his deputy, Crowther Seth, as he settled for Professor Kalatepwa Farauta, currently the vice chancellor of Adamawa State University, Mubi.
Crowther Seth who is the incumbent deputy of Adamawa State has faced a tumultuous reign over issues of loyalty to the governor as well as dearth of popularity in Numan federation where he hails from. The deputy governor faced his baptism of fire during a councillorship bye election of his ward Lamurde in which the candidate of the ruling PDP was roundly defeated. Another controversy involving the deputy governor was his alleged bias in the raging communal clashes between the Lunguda and Waja ethnic nationalities in Guyuk local government. The Director General Media and Communications to governor Fintiri, Mr. Solomon said confirmed the development to her reporter.
“Yes, it is true my principal has picked Professor Kelatapwa Farauta as running mate for the 2023 governorship election,”
Professor Kelatapwa Farauta was until her appointment as VC of Adamawa State University was a commissioner of Education when Ahamdu Fintiri was the Acting Governor .
She also served as the Executive chairman of Universal Basic Education in Adamawa before her appointment as commissioner of Education.
Professor Kelatapwa Farauta hails from Numan local government area the same zone the present Deputy Governor is from.
Similarly, the All Progressive Congress APC gubernatorial flagbearer, Aishatu Ahmed (Binani) has also picked Hon. Titsi Ganama as her running mate for the 2023 governorship election in Adamawa.
Titsi Ganama, a former House of Representatives member hails from the Northern senatorial zone same zone governor Fintiri is from.