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 t
match (demonstration) in Yola and cause havoc and unrest in the state. 

A highly placed source in Yola has confirmed to our correspondent 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  delivered 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 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 false media campaign, intimidate the tribunal judges and send  a false signal to the Federal Government that judgment must be delivered in favourof 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 verdit  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 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  democracy.

A top PDP chieftain in the state Alhaji Adamu Kamale, had allegedly in a meeting with party supporters declared open 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 were 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 were he stated clearly that if the NSA can not clinch the presidency or Vice president ticket, the least he can go is to run for the Adamawa Gubernatorial Election in the next four years.

At the meeting, after boasting that they have the backing of the Federal might, they agreed to cause havoc, security unrest violence and create chaos in some parts of the state to justify their claim of security challenges in the state. 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.


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