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Adamawa: PDP Sets Aside Mantu Committee’s Decision, Clears Acting Governor  To Contest

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Contrary to its decision, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee, which disqualified the Adamawa state Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has rescinded its decision and given him go ahead to contest the primary slated for Saturday, September 6, 2014.

The party’s governorship screening appeal panel gave the latest approval Sunday, after receiving and review of the Former Senator Ibrahim Mantu – led screening committee’s decision against Finitiri.

The Acting Governor has earlier been disqualified by Mantu’s Committee, saying his desire ran contrary to the constitutional provisions, maintaining what was expected of him was to ensure a level playing ground as well as ensuring a credible bye election is conducted on Saturday, October 11.

Finitiri had hours after the disqualification carpeted the announcement, assuring that he would eventually be cleared to contest the primary.

It would be recalled the former state Governor, Muritala Nyako and his Deputy, James Ngilari were impeached on July 15 by members of the state House of Assembly on alleged misconduct, culminating in Finitiri being elevated to position of the Governor in acting capacity in line with the constitution.



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