Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently held presidential election, has congratulated Ahmadu Finitri, the party’s candidate, over his victory at the Adamawa governorship poll.
The former vice president’s felicitation was contained in a congratulatory message issued by Paul Ibe, his media adviser, on Friday.
Atiku, who hails from the state, expressed delight that the electorate voted for the PDP and its candidate, whom he described as “a leader who appreciates Adamawa’s diversity.”
The statement read: “My home state of Adamawa has chosen the PDP to lead them. I am truly proud of this and let me assure you that you have chosen a leader with the zeal and determination to put Adamawa on the best path.
“You have chosen a leader who appreciates Adamawa’s diversity and who will run an inclusive government for the betterment of all.”
Atiku expressed hope that Finitri will repay the electorate with the dividends of democracy and take Adamawa State to greater heights.
“Our people have stood with Governor-Elect Fintiri in the course of this election with an abiding commitment never to allow the power that be to rob them of their votes.
“I congratulate you on your election, while I also hail our people for making the right decision to choose you as leader at this point in time. I am confident that the hope reposed in you is well placed and that your tenure will launch our state to greater heights,” the statement read.
Andrew Haruna, the election’s Returning Officer, on Friday declared that Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 336,386 votes.