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Seven aspirants step down for Fintiri

03 September 2014, 11:09

Yola - Seven of the aspirants gunning for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to run in the October 11 governorship by-election are contemplating stepping down for Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Already, one of them, James Barka has already withdrew from the race and declared his total support for Fintiri to enable him win the poll., reports The Guardian.

Barka, a former Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and  former Nigerian Ambassador to Tunisia, said he saw no reason why he should contest saying they shared similar ideas on how to develop the state.

He described Fintiri as the right candidate for the office of Adamawa governor.

Also read : PDP makes u-turn on Adawama acting governor

The other six candidates are at various stages of negotiations with the camp of Fintiri and may withdraw from the race before the primary election on Saturday.

Read more at The Guardian.

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