Adamawa: Zoning No Longer Feasible With Fintiri’s Removal – PDP Chairman

Joel MadakiThe Peoples Democratic Party on Friday said the agreement to pick the governorship candidate for 2015 from the central zone of Adamawa State was no longer binding

State PDP Chairman, Chief Joel Madaki, made this known in Yola while fielding questions from newsmen.

Madaki said the initial agreement was that the then acting governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, was the party’s candidate for the cancelled by-election.

He explained that Fintiri was to complete the tenure of the impeached governor, Murtala Nyako, saying the latest development that led to the cancellation of the by-election had made the agreement untenable.

“With what happened now, we have to wait for another agreement as the previous one is no longer binding”, Madaki said.

On the appeal filed by Fintiri over his removal by an Abuja High Court, Madaki said the party was not part of the appeal.

The chairman said what Fintiri did had nothing to do with the party just as the measure taken by Governor Bala Ngilari, who challenged his resignation.

Madaki described Fintiri and Ngilari as strong members of the party and that effort was being taken by the state chapter of the party to see that the duo worked together.

He also described as false the speculation that members of the state House of Assembly were not happy with the removal of Fintiri and were planning to impeach Ngilari.

“The assembly members are PDP members and we have met with them, and I can assure you that there is nothing like that,” said Madaki.

The chairman also dismissed comments credited to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that if the election was conducted as scheduled, the All Progressives Congress would have won. (NAN)