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PDP governors’ forum congratulates Adamawa’s Gov. Fintiri on re-election

The PDP Governors’ Forum has congratulated one of its members, Adamawa’s Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on his re-election.

In a statement issued by the forum’s Director-General, Mr CID Maduabum in Abuja on Tuesday, it described Fintiri’s victory as victory for democracy.

“It was a hard-fought and hard-won victory, not just for Gov. Fintiri, but also for Adamawa; for democracy and for due process in Nigeria

“Indeed, Nigeria has just been rescued from descent into the abyss,’’ it stated.

The forum also commended INEC for the way it handled the election.

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“It is in this regard that the Commission is requested to promptly re-visit all other elections where infractions had been identified.

“Where matters have been taken to the tribunal, INEC should assume a garb and toga of neutrality and inform the tribunals of the actual events that transpired in elections,’’ it added.

The PDP governors called on Fintiri to continue to justify the huge mandate and trust of the people of Adamawa.

INEC declared Fintiri winner of the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa having polled 430,788 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Sen. Aishatu Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 398,788 votes. (NAN)

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