Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says his administration will meet the yearnings and aspiration of the people of the state.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at Yola International Airport shortly after his arrival in the State from Abuja, in reaction to his victory at the Appeal Court.
Governor Fintiri said the state government will continue to work in line with the expectations of the people through people’s oriented projects across the state.
He described the verdict of the Appeal Court as a victory for Adamawa People who overwhelmingly voted him into power for the second tenure in March 2023 Governorship Election.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday affirmed Ahmadu Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as Governor of Adamawa State after dismissing the appeal filed in by Aishatu Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for lacking in merit.
In the judgment prepared by Justice Tunde Awotoye and read by Justice Ebiowei Tobi on Monday, the Appellate Court also awarded the cost of N500,000 in favour of Fintiri and the PDP against Binani.
The Appellate Court frowned at the premature announcement of the election outcome by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Hudu Ari, adding that Binani’s appeal was plagued by several demons.
The Court said the action of the Resident Electoral Commissioner in announcing Binani as the winner was illegal, stressing that by law only the Returning Officer has such power.
The judgment affirmed the decision of the Tribunal on October 28 which dismissed the petition of Binani for failing to prove her allegations of over-voting by not tendering documents to prove her case faulting the outcome of the elections.