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Those who embezzled Adamawa money will make refund – Gov. Fintiri

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa said his administration is set to probe the immediate past APC government of Bindow Jibrilla to ensure that public funds embezzled are recovered.

Fintiri made the declaration Wednesday in Yola while addressing crowd of supporters who trooped out to welcome him from Abuja following the confirmation of his election by the Supreme Court.

Fintri said the probe would cover both state and local government areas and anyone involved no matter how highly placed would face the music.

“I will not cheat you and will not allow anyone to cheat you,” Fintiri said.

The governor said that with the Supreme Court issue resolved, he was now set to work and that all campaign promises made would be fulfilled.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa APC leadership has commiserated with Bindow over the Supreme Court verdict.

A statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Mohammed Abdullahi said the verdict was accepted in good faith with some reservations.

“The Party Leadership wish to commiserate with H.E. Sen. Muhammad Umar Jibirilla (Bindow), our teaming stakeholders, Elected Representatives, Party loyalist and supporters over the Supreme Court Verdict.

“Litigation is part of the electoral process that is aimed at deepening our democracy which is guaranteed by the Constitution and the electoral act.

“The Party which always encourages it’s members to remain law abiding exploited the legal option and pursued same to it’s logical conclusion. The process has now come to an end with the Verdict of the Apex Court which we have accepted in good faith with some reservations.

“We therefore wish to thank all members of our great party for sustaining the legal struggle up to the Supreme Court. It was indeed the support and encouragement of the party members that made it possible.

“It is now time for us to take stock of our journey as a Political Party. We should restrategize and embrace very serious and deep reconciliation among our Stakeholders and members to enable us come out stronger and more United before the next round of elections.

“Our elected representatives and critical stakeholders should pay maximum attention to the party inorder to sustain the huge number of followership that the party is proud of in the state.

“Finally, party members are enjoin to remain calm, law abiding and united as we plan ahead,” Abdullahi said.

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