Ahead of the Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal verdict, indication emerged that there are plans in connivance with a top echelon in the security structure of the country (an indigene of Adamawa) to have a well-planned protest match (demonstration) in Yola and cause havoc and unrest in the state.
A highly placed source in Yola is alleging that a defeated APC aspirant in the governorship primaries Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, governor Ahmadu Fintiri, and son of the Former Vice President son Adamu Atiku Abubakar, who the governor had promised to handover power come 2027 are allegedly behind the protest and security threats in the state.
Incidentally, Ribadu was in June 2023 appointed the National Security Adviser, NSA by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to the source, the tribunal is expected to deliver its verdict any moment from now.
In his words ” To do this they have recruited unemployed youths and women buying them drugs, paying them a token of 20,000 each from across the 21 Local Government Areas and transport them to Yola with uniforms provided in PDP colors to give the impression that it is the party that arranged the protest.
The source further added that “there is a need to draw the attention of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the unsuspecting public that, this is part of their stock in trade through a false media campaign, intimidate the tribunal judges and send a false signal to the Federal Government that judgment must be delivered in favor of governor Ahmadu Fintiri whether he won the poll or not.”
“The people of Adamawa both Muslims and Christians massively voted peacefully and convincingly for the candidate of their choice. So please allow the Tribunal to give its verdict without coercion, intimidation, or blackmail.” The source maintained.
In a similar vein, another highly placed source in the state told our correspondent that “we have it on good Authority that the top security notcher in connivance with the Governor is also trying to recruit some section of the ULAMA to issue a verdict that it is not acceptable in Islam to have a woman in the position of a Governor in any state in the country especially in the North. All intended to poison the minds of Judges handling the Adamawa Governorship case and tell President Bola Tinubu that if the APC candidate is declared winner at the tribunal there will be security breaches and unrest in the state “.
“But it is the people of Adamawa that expressed their democratic choice. We are NOT operating a THEOCRACY or a Monarchy BUT a democracy.
A top PDP chieftain in the state Alhaji Adamu Kamale, had allegedly in a meeting with party supporters declared openly that if governor Ahmadu Fintiri is not declared winner in the tribunal, party faithfuls should create chaos, he maintained.
Atiku Ribadu, younger brother to the NSA, who has been running and championing his political activities had two days ago, summoned a meeting in Yola, at the Doctors’ quarters where he made the NSA intention to run for the governorship of Adamawa State come 2027 known.
His ambition was unveiled by the young Ribadu, Uba Dan Arewa, alongside other political associates where he stated clearly that if the NSA can not clinch the presidency or Vice president ticket, the least he can do is to run for the Adamawa Gubernatorial Election in the next four years.
At the meeting, after boasting that they had the backing of the Federal might, they agreed to pursue their political ambition to the end and crush all challenges. They assured the meeting that the NSA will certainly convince President Ahmed Bola Tinubu that Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, of the PDP, must be forcefully declared winner by the tribunal.