Don’t constitute security threat in Adamawa, Senator Abbo tells Governor Fintiri

Senator Ishaku Abbo has warned the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri not to constitute himself as a security threat to the people of the state who gave him the mandate to govern.

Ishaku who is representing Adamawa North Senatorial District warned the governor not to be the “chief security threat” but rather avail himself to be “the chief security officer of the state.”

Senator Abbo in a letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Thursday, 5th of December, 2019 said a call to service is a noble call for nation-building.

The letter is connected to the Local Government elections which held in the state on Saturday, 7th December.

“This has become necessary in view of the fact that elections have become potential causes of insecurity in Nigeria and indeed Africa.”

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Adamawa State, he said, “has had her unfair share of insecurity and instability in the last few years which were caused by the Book Haram insurgency, communal clashes, farmers-herders clashes, among other causes.”

According to Senator Ishaku, “the conduct and utterances of the Governor of Adamawa State, RT. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the build-up to this election where he has said that anyone who got the ticket of his party in the various local governments is already a winner, this is a serious concern to all peace-loving people of Adamawa State.

“He has also said that election results will be declared by 12:00 noon on the day of the election in Yola the state capital instead of a declaration of results at each of the twenty-one local government area headquarters.”

Senator Abbo exposed that the governor planned to “travel out of the state leaving behind instruction to the Chairman, Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) to declare results in Yola in favour of his political party, even before results are collated.”

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