Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state over the location of Tinubu’s presidential campaign holding today, Monday, January 9, 2023.
Recall that the APC chapter in Adamawa had ignored the Mahmud Ribadu Square in Yola approved for its campaign by the state government and has chosen instead to hold its presidential campaign flag-off in Adamawa State at a hastily designated venue.
The resort to the new place followed a heated controversy over the venue for the presidential campaign flag-off of the APC in Yola, earlier scheduled for January 18 at Mahmud Ribadu Square, but rescheduled to January 9.
It was while the state government and the APC leadership were still exchanging words over this that the national APC PCC leadership issued its revised campaign timetable, changing its Yola presidential campaign from January 18 to January 9.
On Saturday, the allegation that the state government had denied the APC use of Ribadu Square appeared to have been resolved when the government, in a letter signed by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri’s Chief of Staff, Professor Maxwell Gidado, said that the governor had granted a fresh request for the venue made by the state coordinator of the APC PCC, Martins Babale, for January 9, 2023.
However, Ahmadu Ribadu Square was completely deserted on Sunday afternoon while the newly designated Muhammadu Buhari Square was bustling with activity.
Reacting to the location of the camping rally on Monday, January 9, 2023, Finitiri posted on his official Facebook page saying; “Scared of having visitors driving into the city to see projects everywhere, Apc decided to hold it’s rally in a neighborhood at the outskirts of Yola.”
Meanwhile, the governor had earlier received President Muhammadu Buhari who was in the state for the APC campaign flagoff.