Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has challenged sworn-in 21 newly elected local government chairmen to identify the peculiar needs of the people inline with his administration’s 11 points agenda and to desist from unnecessary trips.
The Governor threw in the challenge at the swearing-in ceremony of the 21 elected local government chairmen at Mahmud Ribadu Square Yola.
Governor Fintiri commended the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) for conducting a widely acknowledged free, fair and credible local government election.
“It is unfair to say that there won’t be no exercise without hitches but the ability to overcome the challenges ADSIEC demonstrated is what made the difference” he stated.
He disclosed that “mischief makers and bad belle politicians made attempt to twist the truth about the election, labeling it as not free and fair when that could not be said about the previous local government election conducted under their watch”
Governor Fintiri while congratulating the 21 Local Government chairmen, said the landslide victory is a clear indication that the people are happy with the proactive agenda of his administration.
Furthermore, he called on the people to rally round his administration as he provides them with the dividends of democracy.
In his speech, the PDP state chairman Barr. A.T Shehu applauded the chairmen over their resounding victory at the just concluded polls.
He challenged them to key into the 11 points agenda of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for the betterment of the society.
The Secretary to the State Government, Bashir Ahmad who spoke at the event congratulated the 21 elected chairmen, said it is a well deserved victory.
He described the election as the most credible free and fair local government election ever conducted in the history of the state.
The SSG while commending Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for not interfering in the election process, described the Governor as a statesman who believes in electoral process and the rule of law.
Responding on behalf of the newly sworn-in chairmen, Chairman Michika Local Government Hon. Micheal Shehu appreciated the Governor for not interfering with the election, described it as free and fair.
While commending ADSIEC for providing a level playing ground for all aspirants, he also commended the electorates who excel used their franchise and voted the ruling party into power.
Hon. Micheal further promised that the chairmen will make the government of the day proud by providing the needed dividends of democracy to the people.He mentioned that as they take over the affairs of the local government areas, he promised that they will discharge their duties diligently just as they have taken the oath of office.
The 21 local government seats were all won by the ruling PDP as declared by the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) in the just concluded December 7th local government polls.