In Adamawa, Fintiri Struggles to Keep PDP Together As Party Faces Turmoil
…..2 senators, 2 reps, 6 state legislators set to dump party over alleged injustice
Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, faces the growing challenge of warding off the disintegration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his state even before his 100 days in office.
Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial Zone, Ishaku Abbo, has raised the alarm over the potential disintegration of the Adamawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He alleged that the State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, was promoting a selfish agenda, anchored in ethnic nationalism and religious bigotry, which would end up destroying the party in the state if the trend was not reversed.
He took to his social media handles, particularly his facebook wall and whatsapp, to draw public attention to the alleged injustice that has put the unity of the PDP in the state under a serious threat.
Abbo cited the unjustifiable disqualification of twenty-four PDP leaders who had indicated interest in the forthcoming local government election in the state as the cause of a festering intra-party tension.
“24 PDP Leaders were disqualified from contesting the forthcoming LGA Election in Adamawa state. I learnt that the Screening committee was chaired by Hon. Kwanmoti Laori, a known ally of the Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri.
“The disqualified aspirants, which Included the Deputy State Chairman of the party and other state and Local Government executive committee members were disqualified on frivolous grounds and some on outright lies to avoid conducting a free and fair primary election for fear that their anointed candidates will lose.
“As one of the leaders of the party in Adamawa state and a major stakeholder, I want the PDP in Adamawa state to quickly reverse such devilish decisions so that the party will not be plunged into a crisis of no return. Can’t we manage success for once?”
He stated further, “Must we become dictators overnight even though we are beneficiaries of a free and fair election in Adamawa state in the 2019 general election as allowed by President Muhammadu Buhari? Why does the PDP want to blow the bridge that brought it to power? So the PDP in Adamawa state has not learnt any lesson from its 2015 dangerous primary election manipulations that sank the party into the gutter?
“If we cannot learn from our 2015 Intra-party wrangling, let us learn from the APC Adamawa State Chapter’s pre -2019 intra-party election cold war that later became a full-blown political Tsunami. Today they are out of power.
“I have called the state Party Chairman and have written the National Chairman so that the PDP nn Adamawa state will be saved. For when (not if) it happens, don’t say I didn’t warn them. I will write you more.
“#SAYNOTODICTATORSHIP #SAVEADAMAWAPDP. Kindly save this post. You will remember it. I will soon address the press.
“I am Senator Ishaku Abbo – SIA (Adamawa North).”