Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, buoyed by his recent triumph at the Court of Appeal, expressed gratitude, attributing his victory to divine intervention and a resounding triumph of the rule of law. In a press briefing held at Yola International Airport upon his return from Abuja, the governor reflected on the significance of the court’s decision.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Monday, dealt a decisive blow to the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Sen. Aisha Binani, seeking to invalidate Governor Fintiri’s election. The court upheld the earlier declaration by the Adamawa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, affirming Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the lawful winner of the poll.
Addressing a massive crowd of supporters who gathered at the airport to express solidarity, Governor Fintiri noted that the overwhelming support cut across party lines, emphasizing the unity of purpose among the people. He pledged magnanimity in victory and reiterated his commitment to delivering services that would benefit all residents of the state.
As the festive season approaches, Governor Fintiri extended early Christmas greetings to the Christian faithful, assuring the public that his administration would continue to uphold the rule of law. The governor’s remarks underscore the importance of respect for legal processes and the judiciary in sustaining a democratic society.
The recent legal victory not only solidifies Fintiri’s position as the legitimate governor of Adamawa but also serves as a testament to the effectiveness of the rule of law in resolving electoral disputes. The governor’s commitment to inclusivity and service delivery further reinforces his administration’s dedication to governance for the greater good.
The unfolding political landscape in Adamawa, marked by legal battles and electoral disputes, underscores the resilience of democratic institutions and the importance of adherence to legal processes. Governor Fintiri’s ability to navigate through legal challenges has not only secured his mandate but also affirmed the credibility of the electoral process in the state.
In a broader context, Fintiri’s victory and his emphasis on unity send a positive message about the potential for bipartisan collaboration and cooperation in addressing the challenges facing Adamawa. As the governor extends Christmas wishes, his promise to rule with respect for the rule of law sets a tone for governance rooted in principles and legality.
As Governor Fintiri navigates the post-legal victory landscape, the eyes of Adamawa residents and political observers will be on how the administration fulfills its promises, fosters inclusivity, and upholds the rule of law. The governor’s commitment to delivering services and his magnanimous approach in victory signal a desire for healing and progress in the state.