Adamawa Governorship Election: PDP disqualifies Acting Gov. Fintiri

Ahmad Fintiri, Adamawa acting governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has disqualified the Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, from contesting the state’s October 11 governorship election as its candidate.

The PDP said Mr. Fintiri, who took over as acting governor after the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako in July, is ineligible to participate in the party’s September 6 primaries.

The Chairman of the party’s screening panel, Ibrahim Mantu, who briefed reporters at the end of a screening Saturday, said Mr. Fintiri was disqualified on “moral grounds”.

Mr. Mantu spoke at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja.

Acting Governor Fintiri has faced mounting criticisms over his decision to contest the election to replace Mr. Nyako, whose removal he spearheaded.

Other PDP candidates for the poll have accused him of staging a “coup” and lacking the moral right to contest.

On Saturday, loyalists of the ousted governor vowed to present evidence showing Mr. Fintiri had decamped to the APC.

Details later…


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  • alao

    When dining with devil,come along with a long spoon.

    • redeem

      the whole thing does not make sense one little bit–PDP has to be very careful with the way the party is trying to bulldoze people from APC into the party–if Ribadu among other like Marwa were granted WAIVERS————–WHY should Fintiri not be encouraged or allowed to enjoy——the same—-opportunities offered ribadu and co——————-These are some of the things that are making certain individuals leave APC for PDP——-ITS SAD TO HAVE PDP USE FINITIRI AND DUMP HIM TO THE VULTURES-

      • Alabaman

        Leave the politicians to play their politics. It’s a matter of thief catch thief.

        • Musa

          Iam afraid if pdp can win this election to b very sincere with fintiri have worn d heart of the people disqualifying him will seriously affect the chances of pdp in d state

          • bash

            Pls let pdp fail we are tired of this useless party dat destroy our nation with corruption and killing of innocent ppl in the name of boko haram, God will surely expose them.

      • Wähala

        PDP is full of pimps, what else do they do if not flush used condoms down the toilet… abi, you dey save yours?Hahahahaaa, tufiakwa… na laffu for Abriba!

  • kamal

    A good lesson, I wish others will soon learn how not to deal with pdp. Ribadu take note!

  • Ashibogu

    Are we running a moral system of governance or constitutional democracy? This matter lacks wisdom and understanding. People has lost it! If Fintiri decides to mess up PDP after the elections Mantu should be held responsible. His disqualification on moral grounds makes no sense. It is called unlawful exclusion in law. Fintiri has been unlawfully excluded from the electoral process. The man will simply go to court and do them Amaechi Amaechi! Worse case scenario is that the court will say PDP had no candidate in the election and will declare the second best candidate as winner.

  • John green

    After all that has been done agaisnt the governor who ought to have finished his tenure without stress and complete the reign of goodness to his people that voted him in but this man will not allowed because of his greedy act to the GEJ administration who promised him billions to remove the governor, now, he has finished his work and he’s been betrayed again….He’s going back home. Wake up adamawa people, PDP means no Good… Change is the solution

    • the truth

      And apc is the solution.blame Jonathan for this again

  • Femi

    Used and dumped. The evil that men do.

  • Spoken word

    As usual the people of adamawa state do not matter.they will bear the brunt of all the games being played by PDP

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    The person whose head is used to break the coconut kernel does not partake in the eating of the sweet, succulent flesh of the coconut.

    Sweet dreams, Mr. Fintiri.

    • Wähala

      @Kay-Soy,
      My own na: Aboki wey chew gworo no suppose spit into the air… the return journey might dye his hair red!
      Hahahaa chei… na laff for kalabari !! Kudos for nailing it… Respect!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Wahala, are you trying to kill me?

        Which one be red dye? And gworo on return journey!

        Rofl!

        Can’t stop laughing.

  • Al

    Phase one, phase 2…

  • Alabaman

    Naija politics… The story continues.

  • Innocent

    On moral grounds? Immoral Fintiri!

  • Spoken word

    Too funny.when did PDP care about morality.

  • 2015 president

    Excellent let see how PDP can win the election,people of Adamawa knew fitirin as the emancipator

  • Parrot

    Find below a petition against Mr. Fintiri, submitted to the PDP ‎

    CONCERNED YOUTHS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN ADAMAWA STATE

    August 29, 2014

    The Chairman,

    Adamawa State Governorship Screening Committee,

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),

    National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza,

    Abuja.

    Sir,

    RE: THE ILLEGALITY OF THE ASPIRATION OF THE ADAMAWA STATE ACTING GOVERNOR AHMADU UMARU UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

    The fulcrum of democracy is observance of law and order and respect of laid down rules and regulations. It is also the basis on which our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commands a lot of respect and popular acceptance in this country. It is therefore for this that whenever we see the party being misled to act in contempt of its own spelt out rules and regulations, we as loyal members of the party would have to act quickly to abort subversion of the cherished
    democratic credentials of the PDP.

    It is therefore for this reason that we write to draw the attention of the Screening Committee and other organs of the party’s leadership to the imminent swindling of the party by the acting governor of Adamawa State, AhmaduUmaruFintiri who is legally not qualified to vie for the governorship, or any other position for that matter, being a returnee who has not been granted a waiver.

    Mr. Chairman, the said AhmaduUmaru, like many other officials of the last administration of the state, had decamped from our party, the PDP, and subscribed to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    AhmaduUmaru had actually registered with the APC during its membership drive in February at his KIRSHINGA unit of K/WURO NGAYANDI ward of MADAGALI Local Government, with the following details:

    NAME: UMORU AHMADU

    REG NO: 05009281

    TEL: 08058536087

    GENDER: MALE

    AGE: 44 YRS

    To our knowledge, AhmaduUmaru, having purportedly returned to the PDP, had not applied for waiver to contest for any position, thus he was never granted same by any organ of the party. He has also not returned his APC membership card to his Ward chairman, thus keeping one of his legs in that party. We are also aware that he has entered into a
    discussion with some APC elements to immediately dust up his membership card if he did not win the scheduled primaries of our party, the PDP.

    By the provisions of Section 16 (2) and Section 16 (4) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as amended, AhmaduUmaru has no right to contest for any position under the party’s platform. It is therefore a misnomer that he is positioning himself as an aspirant for the position of the governor of Adamawa State.

    With these available and verifiable facts, we believe that the committee will do the right thing of disqualifying the said aspirant as he is not in any way qualified to contest for anything under the PDP platform, as at this time.

    Ahmed Ya’uba

    For; CONCERNED YOUTHS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN ADAMAWA STATE

    Cc: THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, PDP

    THE BoT CHAIRMAN, PDP

    SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON POLITICAL MATTERS

  • Wähala

    Hahahaa Chai… “on moral grounds” ba?
    See monkey, see im red nyash… PDP preaching morality is akin to a pimp preaching against abortion. If it was morally right to use Fintiri to get rid of Nyako, it should also be morally right to allow the man to reap the fruits of his labor. Afterall, he engineered the gun-point resignation of the Deputy Gov. so he can “Act Governor” while the dust settles. Oh well, the dust has settled and Fintiri has become expandable, he has been left holding the bag. Blessed are those without descent ambitions… for they shall not suffer heart burns! Hahahaa chai, na laffu for kalabari !!!

  • Fintiri

    Please allow Adamawa people to contribute on this topic! At least pdp has done a good work. How can we allow fintiri to be governor when his Godfather Governor akpabio of Akwa ibom have already started milking the already backward state dry? The two major road contracts awarded after fintiri took over as acting governor were awarded to akpabio cronies from akwa ibom. We can not allow a boyi-boyi governor in Adamawa state, wise decision PDP!

  • Mumu Fintiri

    Fintiri na correct mumu. Dining with the big boys takes more than becoming acting Governor. Politics 101. Nyako de laff

    • karx

      Mantu. Ibrahim Mantu of the infamous third term agenda and draft constitution turned apostle of morality. Wonders will never end in PDP.

  • True Nigerian

    The next thing he may do now is to join boko haram. Hahahaha! A rotten polity! This same PDP that disqualified Fintiri on “Moral grounds” is also the same political party that stood-by like a spectator while a deputy governor in Enugwu State was being impeached for having some chickens in his quarters. For the sake of the poor and the innocent, I am asking God to save this country from an impending inferno. This country is due for a major conflagration, because justice is considered an enemy in this country; yet, somehow, everyone is clamouring for peace. How does a country sue for peace when it hates justice so much?

  • Amidu Haruna

    That serves him right.

  • Nurudeen Chukwuemeka Njidda

    I know sey position dey wait am for National level. Dem go compensate am. Na pdp style be dat

  • Siyudi Isa

    Alhadu Lillahi wannan shine sakamakon cin amana umar fintiri yanzu kafara ganin rashin kyautawa indai a PDP ne bakasan takenta bane uwa mai kashe ya’yanta mun gode ALLAH.

  • The Effacer

    Munafinci dodo… !