Over 23,000 PDP supporters in Adamawa set to leave for Labor Party, Fintiri Ambassadors coordinator says
By Tom Garba, Yola
State Coordinator for Fintiri Ambassadors, Mohammed Tijjani Raji said over twenty-three thousand members of the group have concluded all plans to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Labour Party in Adamawa state.
Raji revealed this today in Yola, regretting the unrelenting support they have been given to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri but nothing to show for it.
According to him, the Fintiri Ambassador is a group that was initially formed to propagate, create awareness of what the Governor is doing in the state, and campaign for him in his bid to come back as a governor again in 2023.
He stated that this will not be feasible for the Governor because he failed many party loyalists and stalwarts who have paved the way for him to be the governor.
He revealed that the group has rigorously worked for him in 2019 with all assurances of helping them and being part of those that will benefit from the government, but no single promises made to them by Governor Fintiri come to pass.
Tijjani in an interview with this medium alongside the group’s Public Relations officer, Mohamm Bello Yarima, and the organizing Secretary of the group, Mohammed Adams said there are at least one thousand five hundred members in all the 21 local government areas.
However, said that there are die-hard PDP members who may not join in the mass Exodus but on a plus or minus basis, over twenty-three thousand members will soon announce their loyalty to LP, to them is a party to beat come 2023.
Mohammed said their decision to join LP is after intense research and analysis of the present political situation of the state, they discovered that Labour Party is the winning party in the coming 2023 governorship elections.
He said the party (Labour) has gained momentum and acceptance as a result of the Governorship candidate they are having in the person of Mallam Mustapha Umar Madawaki (Otumba)
According to him the Gubernatorial flag bearer of the party the person of Otumba is the most qualified among those aspiring to be the next Governor of Adamawa state.
He worried that over the years they supported the election of Fintiri and used their hard-earned money and resources but he turned his back against them the moment he won the election.
While praising the LP gubernatorial candidate, Raji said he is a Man of his words at all times. One can take by his words to the market, if he says a thing he lives by it to fulfill it.
“We decided to join Labour Party because of the person involve, he is an intellectual that Adamawa will be glad to have. He is a knowledge-based, erudite with leadership skills that can Liberate our state.
” We’ve lost it out and lost confidence in the present administration under Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, God knows we diligently supported him and he promised us heaven and earth when we form the government, but as I’m talking to you nothing good has happened. No single or iota of help he has remembered us with.
“We the Fintiri Ambassadors are now dumping PDP, we will be migrating our loyalty to Otumba and the Labour Party.
” We will double what we were doing for Fintiri for Otumba in manyfold ways, we are tired of being subservient to a Man that does not cherish our loyalty and support.
“Despite our loyalty to him for many years, none of us can boast of anything tangible, we served him and nothing in return we are paid for. This is one of the many reasons we are leaving him, the PDP for Labor Party.” Raji said
Raji confirmed that the Labour party officials in the state are preparing to receive them as bonafide party members at a later scheduled date at a sooner possible time.
Daily times sought the reaction of the organizing secretary of PDP, Alhaji Hamza Madagali and he responded that the Fintiri Ambassador is a none existence group.
According to him if they are their importance and impact should have known in the Fintiri’s government of fresh air that everyone is a part too.
He said Governor Ahmadu is another breed of talent, a political wizard that his reelection bid has secured with the true mandate of the Adamawa people who believe in his excellent performance in the state.
Madagali said even the blind can testify that Ahmadu has worked well, the dump and deaf can wabble and wave their hands of thumping up for the Governor who is going higher than the imagination of critics.
“The election of 2023 is a matter of performance and none performance, it’s not a gimmick or propaganda. It’s a display of a scorecard of what one has done. Thanks to Almighty God, PDP under Governor Fintiri have placed Adamawa state on the threshold of development. It’s not noise, it’s about delivering the mandate of the people. I think Fintiri has done that.” Hamza said
He however refuted the existence of 23 thousand of members who will be leaving PDP for LP.
Doubting the claims of what he said so-called Fintiri Ambassador, Hamza narrated that as a party man who knows how the membership strength of the party asserted that that group is a bunch of liars who will only want to defraud prone politicians like Otumba