Adamawa: APC Rejects Fintiri’s Tribunal Verdict, Vows To Appeal

In Adamawa State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has firmly rejected the tribunal’s decision to uphold Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s victory against their candidate, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, also known as Aishatu Binani. On a recent Saturday, the Adamawa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirmed Fintiri as the legitimate governor of the state. The tribunal’s extensive ruling, which extended until 4:30 pm, found that the APC and its governorship candidate, Binani, were unable to substantiate their claims against Fintiri. Additionally, it declared that the resident electoral commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, who had once declared Binani the winner while announcing results, had committed a criminal act.

The response from the state chairman of the APC, Idris Shuaibu, was one of astonishment and disappointment in the wake of this verdict. The party and its supporters are left grappling with this unexpected outcome, as they had hoped for a different result. This ruling adds another layer of complexity to the political landscape in Adamawa State, where political tensions and rivalries have been particularly intense in recent times.

The aftermath of this tribunal decision promises to be a significant point of contention in Adamawa State’s political sphere, with potential implications for the state’s governance and political climate.

“We have hope, as we have two more avenues after the tribunal to express our grievances and for the tribunal judgement to be upturned,” he said.

Shuaibu, a lawyer and former legal adviser of the party in the state, said APC will liaise with the national leadership to apply for the certified record of the judgement, study it, and head for appeal.

“This judgement is not the true reflection of Adamawa voters’ mandate,” Shuaibu said.

He urged party members to remain calm, appreciating their support.

“The APC in Adamawa State is resolute to pursue all legal means to get our mandate,” he said.