With four days to go before the rerun of the scheduled gubernatorial elections in Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri’s supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, rallied for him on Wednesday with a message to the camp of Aishatu Ahmed Binani of the Congress of All Progressives, APC, to allow replay. a normal and peaceful course.
The PDP’s Fintiri support groups, which organized a solidarity street walk, said Binani and her supporters were expressing sentiments, including an expressed sense of entitlement that suggested giving her the governorship because she is a woman.
Advocacy groups also made direct and indirect references to the Resident Election Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa state, Hudu Ari, whom the PDP camp has long endorsed a vote of no confidence in, especially after of an audio becoming manly in the course of the initial survey. Election on March 18 allegedly of him requesting electoral favor for Binani.
In view of the replay, declared after the discovery after the March 18 election that canceled votes exceeded the lead margin, Fintiri support groups expressed their thoughts on banners and through their leaders.
Some of the banners read: “Elections are won with hard work,” “We demand a free and fair replay,” “Adamawa is a peaceful state, INEC must not ruin our peace,” “Beware of a referee turned number one striker.” 9″. , among others.
A senior Fintiri supporter, Alhaji Abdulrahman Bobboi, speaking on behalf of the support groups, said that against the APC’s accusation that the PDP rigged the March 18 gubernatorial election, the PDP got its advantage from legitimate votes. and that the results of the presidential, national and state assembly elections showed that Adamawa is a DPP state.
The General Director of the Council of Campaigns for the Government of the PPD in the state, Dr. Awwal Tukur, who received the support groups in a stopover in front of the Government House in Yola, reiterated that with two Senators elected from the PPD of three , seven members of the PDP House of Representatives -elected out of eight, and with 12 members of the House of Representatives-elected out of the 21 determined so far, Adamawa is in fact a PDP state.
“The PDP is winning and this will become clear on Saturday. We are winning because we work for victory. You cannot win the governorship by feeling,” said Awwal Tukur.
PDP’s Fintiri goes into the March 18 rerun election with 421,524 votes, 31,249 more than the 390,375 votes Binani received in the initial election, but 5,767 less than the scheduled replay maximum of 37,016 votes expected.