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By: Barnabas Augustine

The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has said that he has implemented full autonomy to the 21 Local Government Areas in the State as part of the promise he made to the electorates during his campaign tour before the 2019 election.

This he lamented at the first Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Stakeholders meeting after dislodging All Progressive Congress (APC) from the number one seat of Adamawa State.

The Governor maintained that, Local Government Transition Committee will be set up which is the fulfilment of his promise to be fair and just in his administration. Adding that it will be communicated to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a notice for election as soon as is practicable.

His Excellency expressed dismay over failure of the immediate past administration to conduct LGA election as those piloting the affairs of Third Tier will not be directly hold accountable voters because they were not elected by them.

He therefore seek the support of PDP and good people of the State to support him while he is making a law that will be sent to the State House of Assembly to amend the Local Government Establishment Law 2004 as amended

Governor Fintiri who applauded the Adamawa State PDP Executive for given his administration maximum cooperation, reaffirmed that Adamawa electorates will be part of those who would select party members who will formed his cabinet and other political office holders.

The process for the selection the Governor said will be, each of the 21 LGAs in the State should meet and select their best 15, from which he will appoint political Office holders. Those to be selected he emphasised, should include party loyalists who work tirelessly for PDP and those who join PDP from other parties and helped the Party wins the 2019 election.

Highlighting some of the achievements recorded by his administration within three weeks of assuming power, Governor Fintiri said they, have achieved a lot in Education especially in the feeding programme and he has approved new security architecture for the State which will be put in place this week and reassured the people of the Adamawa the safety of their lives and properties.

Earlier in his welcoming address, the Chairman of PDP, Adamawa State, Barr. A. T. Shehu thanked the people of the State for giving the party their mandate to carry the State to another level of development. He called on the Party Stakeholders to champion the interest of the State above theirs.

Barr. Shehu while expatiating the process to follow for the selection of the best 15 from each LGA, cautioned the Party members from going against the Party manifesto and said that those holding position and they want to be part of the transition committee for the LGA must resigned so that transparency, fair and just process will be achieved. 

In a vote of thanks, the PDP Secretary in the State, Abdullahi Adamu Prambe thanked the “Fresh Air Governor” for carrying all alone and the Party Stakeholders for the support they are according the PDP administration.

Those that graced the event include all PDP Senators, House of Representative, members, Party Stakeholders and Supporters.

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