Politics Ribadu,Gulak Attack Acting Adamawa Governor Fintiri For Wanting to Be Governor



Former presidential adviser, Ahmed Gulak, and former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, claim that the acting governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri is wrong for wanting to participate in the October 11 bye-election.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that when Gulak spoke with newsmen in Yola he said, "First and foremost, Fintiri should know he is the speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly. It’s by that virtue of the post, that he is the Acting Governor as there was no Governor and Deputy.

"His position as speaker is reserved for him, meaning that he should midwife this election, after that he should resume his post as speaker. He has no moral basis to contest, that’s not the intention of the framers of the constitution, and it has not encourage members to do so.

"The Constitution is clear. He is not supposed to contest this bye- election. Because apart from the letters of the constitution by implication, he is suppose not to participate as he has no moral right. If he want to contest, he should better resign to avoid inviting calamity ".

"If it happens like this, members of the state house of assembly will just sit down and impeach the governor and his deputy, just to clinch into power, and that is not the intention of the framer of this constitution it is an impeccable fact that the constitution has reserved his seat as speaker that is why the deputy speaker is acting and it by the virtue of his position as a speaker that he is acting governor", Gulak said.

Also speaking on the issue, Ribadu's campaign office in Yola said, "The acting governor has no moral justification to contest the polls; he ought to act as an impartial umpire to monitor and conduct a free and fair election. Fintiri is desperate; many thought that he will justify the confidence reposed in him by being neutral and imperial, only to turn and show his interest,

"It’s on that note that I call on all the aspirants to make it known that all we need is a level playing ground and equal opportunity".

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