Group accuses minister of interfering in Adamawa guber poll
Concerned Citizens for Peace and Development has faulted the Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, for interfering in the 2023 governorship election in Adamawa State.
It also slammed Tallen and those on her train, describing her desire for Aishatu Binani to be governor at all costs as a cancer on morality.
During a press briefing in Abuja, at the weekend, the National Coordinator, Dominic Ogakwu, said declaring an inconclusive election after announcing results from 20 local councils is not tenable.
Binani, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, on Friday, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review the results of the governorship election in some local councils.
INEC Returning Officer (RO), Prof. Mohammed Mele, had declared the election inconclusive over alleged irregularities. Before the declaration, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had reportedly won 13 local councils while Binani secured seven.
Ogakwu said: “We, concerned Nigerians who are indigenes of Adamawa, have followed the political trends. We are worried that given the toxic environment being created by Binani, who was even receiving congratulatory messages on social media, has placed the state on a time bomb. She is wielding power, influence and affluence by making it to look as if she must be the governor of Adamawa at all costs.
“Adamawa is sitting on a keg of gun powder because Binani’s ungodly desire is infuriating the common people whose votes have already counted for a winner to emerge. The state is known to be peaceful and rightly labelled as the Land of Beauty. It is in the light of this we urge urgent attention to be paid to the antics of Binani and her co-travellers before they derail the peace in the state by claiming victory that is not theirs to claim.”