Adamawa guber: PDP bars Acting Governor Fintiri from contesting

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Aug 30th, 2014
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Ahmadu Fintiri

Ahmadu Fintiri

Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, has been disqualified by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from flying its flag in the October 11 governorship bye-election expected to hold in the state.

The party disclosed that Fintiri, who took over as acting governor following the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako in July, is ineligible to participate in its primaries slated for September 6.

The Chairman of the party’s screening panel, Ibrahim Mantu, who spoke to newsmen after a screening session for aspirants on Saturday, noted that Fintiri was disqualified on “moral grounds”. He made this disclosure at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja.

Severe criticism has trailed Acting Governor Fintiri decision to contest the election to replace Nyako, whose impeachment he spearheaded.

Other PDP candidates for the poll have alleged he staged a “coup” and so lacks the moral right to contest.

Loyalists of the ousted governor on Saturday vowed to present evidence indicating that Fintiri had defected to the APC.

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