The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri says he will not fail in his quest to rescue the state from backwardness.
Governor Fintiri said this in Yola, the state capital, after a hero’s welcome by his supporters following the verdict upholding his election, by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Yola last week Friday.
Addressing thousands of his supporters and well wishers, he thanked them ”for their support, understanding and prayers for his administration, promising not to disappoint them.
Governor Fintiri also restated his resolve to continue with the good work his administration had started, in the areas of education, security, infrastructure, agriculture and welfare of workers among others for the betterment of all and sundry.
According to him, ”the financial autonomy granted to the local government areas by his administration had redefined the imperatives of development by starting from the grassroots level upward, contrary to what was obtained before now.”
“In the present government we have put in place measures at the local government level to stimulate development at the grassroots up,” the Governor said.
Governor Fintiri described the tribunal judgement as victory for democracy and the people of Adamawa State, who overwhelmingly voted him into office as their governor and saluted the Judges for adhering to laws.
He said that ”God gives power to whoever He wishes and called on the petitioners and opposition political parties in the state to join hands with him to ensure robust socio-economic development to the people of Adamawa.”
The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Tahir Shehu commended the people of Adamawa for their unflinching support and loyalty to the party and the present administration of Governor Fintiri.
He equally said with the judgement by the tribunal, the PDP had now fully bounced back in the state and would continue to entrench equity, fairness and good governance, which would turn around the fortunes of the people for the better.