The Peoples Democratic Party Adamawa State Chapter, on Monday inaugurated an 831 member presidential and governorship campaign council for the 2023 elections.
The campaign council which was inaugurated by the state party chairman, Tahir Shehu, has the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as chairman of the council, with pioneer PDP chairman in the state, Chief Joel Madaki, as vice chairman while Barr. Awwal Tukur and Dr Aliyu Hong, former minister of state for foreign affairs, are to serve as director general and secretary respectively.
The 831 member list also has the following party members Hon. Abubakar Wambai designated to serve as deputy director general North, Penticost Agiso Central and Felix Tangwami Southern zone.
Earlier Fintiri, in his remarks at the inauguration, appealed to the electorate to re-elect him for another term to complete the good work he said his administration had undertaken over the course of the last three and half years which had brought unprecedented growth and development in nearly all sectors.
He said he met a state that was almost comatose because of the gross maladministration of past regimes coupled with other global economic challenges, worsened by the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, his administration had been able to discharge it’s responsibilities to the people with amazing satisfaction.
He said, “Moving forward into a phase that would require a renewal of this mandate, I want the citizens to expect more from us. We shall consolidate on the gains already made on each item on the 11-point agenda. At this point, we have a deeper and better understanding of some of these issues and would no doubt improve on our approaches and strategies to achieve positive results with maximum impact.”
However, Fintiri, caused an outburst, when he took a swipe at the opposition All Progressive Congress, with a riposte, that seemed to mock the APC, over the recent court judgement annulling governorship primaries and also refused to order the conduct of a fresh primaries that would have allowed the party participate in the governorship polls.
Fintiri said, “Because of our good intentions God has thrown confusion into the midst of the camps of the enemies of the people.
“They will remain confused until 2023. While they fight each other, we shall continue the good works to the glory of God and the benefit of our people,” the governor stated.
Adding that all his administration had been able to achieve was due to the collective trust, support and sacrifices of every citizen which he, Fintiri, promised not to take for granted.