The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, in the early hours of Sunday won the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to complete the tenure of impeached former Governor Murtala Nyako.
Fintiri was voted by 60 per cent of the more than 878 delegates at the poll conducted by a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole.
While a former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Modibbo, came second, a former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa was third.
A source said: “The poll was free and fair. The power of incumbency worked for Fintiri who had secured the loyalty and support of statutory delegates like local government chairmen, councillors, and other political appointees.
“Also before the poll, a former Political Adviser to the President, Ahmed Gulak, stepped down for Fintiri, making up to four aspirants conceding the slot to the Acting Governor.”
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the October 11 governorship election is expected to emerge on Sunday.