Hours after being declared as the winner of the Adamawa governorship election, Governor-elect Ahmadu Fintiri spoke to the press, making some promises that would be well received by the public.
- He promised to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 when approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
- “I will give civil service priority attention and make it more effective,” he said. “As a matter of matter of priority, I will be first to implement it, so that we don’t experience any workers strike.”
- For students, Fintiri said his government would resusccitate scholarship schemes, youth empowerment programs and pay the WAEC and NECO fees for students “to reduce the burden on parents.”
Backstory: Fintiri, the PDP candidate, defeated the incumbent Adamawa governor, Jibrilla Bindow, polling 376,552 votes, compared to the governor’s 336,386 votes.
Bindow concedes: The governor did all he could to avoid defeat, including court suits and threats to boycott the election, but following his defeat, he has congratulated Fintiri.
- “In view of the outcome and declaration of results by INEC, I wish to congratulate the Governor-Elect Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over his election as the incoming governor of Adamawa state, and wish him a successful tenure,” he said in a broadcast on Friday.