It’s not yet Uhuru – Atiku reacts as INEC declares Gov Fintiri winner

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for emerging as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State.

The state returning officer, Prof Mohammed Mele said Fintiri of PDP scored a total of 430,861 to defeat Sen Aishatu Ahmed Binani of the APC, who polled 396,788.

Reacting on his Twitter page, Atiku said Fintiri deserved re-election.

He also thanked the people of Adamawa State for resisting coupists and enemies of democracy.

His tweets: “Congratulations, Gov Ahmadu Fintiri, on your deserved reelection as governor of Adamawa State. Thank you to the people of Adamawa and men and women of goodwill for staying the course in resisting coupists and enemies of democracy from having their way.

”The lesson from this exercise and others is the need for Nigerians to be vigilant and never give in to anti-democratic forces whose objective is to snatch, run with and undermine the mandate of the people as freely expressed in their votes.