July 20, 2024

Adamawa: Tinubu seeks police investigation on Binani’s announcement

President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has called on the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the controversial announcement of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Aisha Dahiru Binani as the winner of the election.

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Tinubu in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja congratulated the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri who won a fresh mandate in the North East state, while he equally appealed to the aggrieved to seek redress in a peaceful manner.

He further urged all those elected to brace up to serve Nigerians.

His statement reads in part, “I congratulate the winners of the Supplementary Governorship elections held in Kebbi and Adamawa States on Saturday, April 15, 2023. I also rejoice with those elected into the Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly during the last round of elections in states where such took place. These victorious men and women have earned the trust of their people and I call on them to rededicate themselves to the service of their respective constituents.

“The supplementary polls have now brought the 2023 elections to a final, fitting conclusion. I observed, with satisfaction, the largely peaceful atmosphere that pervaded the supplementary election on Saturday. It was a further testimony that our citizens have accepted democratic norms and have unalloyed faith in the electoral process.

“However, I note the matter of Adamawa Supplementary Governorship Election and I urge police authorities to fully investigate all that transpired in the election given the attendant controversy. In every democratic contest there has to be one winner. I call on those aggrieved to pursue legitimate means of addressing their grievances.

“With the conclusion of the 2023 elections, I now welcome all of us who have been elected to brace up to serve our people with diligence and dedication and to join hands with me as your President-elect in the pursuit of our agenda to renew the hopes of our people in a better, stronger, more secure, economically vibrant and prosperous Nigeria.”

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