By Barnabas Augustine
Youths and women in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State have been assured of sixty percent slot for the seat of Councillors in the next Local Government election in the State as the Peoples Democratic Party Local Government Chairmen will be sworn-in as Local Government Areas Chairmen.
This was revealed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State during the Adamawa State PDP Stakeholders’ meeting held at the Banquet Hall, Government House Yola.
The Governor who enjoined the party members to be just and fair in the selection of the 15 best party members from each of the 21 LGAs for appointment in his administration, reiterated that only those who work for the success of the party will be appointed.
He emphasised that in the next 90 days, election will hold in the State for Local Government Areas and by next Monday the election guide lines will be ready as the State House of Assembly has already amended the Local Government Establishment Law 2004 as amended and the Governor has assented last week.
Governor Fintiri assured the party loyalists free and fair Primary election for selection of its candidates for the next LGA poll, and assured the party winning the poll through free and fair election.
He however said that all the PDP’s Chairmen in the 21 LGAs will be sworn-in as Local Government Chairmen tomorrow at 2:00pm at the Government House Yola. The party therefore agreed that those to be sworn-in would not contest in the forth coming LGA election.
Earlier, the State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Barr. A.T. Shehu said that the past administration had created a vacuum in the 21 LGAs of the State which the present administration is necessitated to filled.
Barr. Shehu said the Party has gathered its Stakeholders for a meeting for the 2nd time since the inauguration of Governor Fintiri, to fulfilled the promise the seating Governor made during his campaign. One of it was to carry the party alone which he said it is now a fulfilled promise as exhibited in the series of the stakeholders meeting held.
While in his vote of thanks on behalf of the party statesmen, Auwal Tukur thanked Governor AUF for carrying all the party members alone and exhibiting fair and just in the local government transition committee selection process and the stakeholders’ meeting which involved all the party statesmen.
He called on the party executive at the Local Government to ward levels to emulate same so as to carry all the party members alone.
There were also among others in attendance: the Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth, the SSG Adamawa State Government Bashir Ahmed, Chief of Staff Government House Prof. Maxwell Gidado SAN, Chief Joel Madaki (PDP Adamawa State Chairman Emeritus), PDP State and LGAs Excos, PDP’s Stakeholders and party supporters