Ahead of the Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal verdict, there are strong indications of a clandestine protests in Yola and cause havoc and unrest in the state.
Our correspondent gathered the plan is backed by strong federal government officials, some are the indigenes of Adama State..
Sources in Yola, the Adamawa state capital alleged that the former governorship hopeful Mallam Nuhu Ribadu (now Security Adviser to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu), governor Ahmadu Fintiri and son of the Former Vice President Adamu Atiku Abubakar, are allegedly behind the protest and security threats in the state. All the individuals are tipped for governorship in 2027.
According to the source, the tribunal is expected to delivered its verdict any moment from now.
“To do this they have recruited unemployed youths and women paying them a token of 20,000 each from across the 21 Local Government Areas and transport them to Yola with uniforms provided in PDP colors to give the impression that it is the party that arranged the protest” our source say
The source further added that “there is need to draw the attention of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the unsuspecting public that, this is part of their stock in trade through false media campaign, intimidate the tribunal judges and send a false signal to the Federal Government that judgment must be delivered in favourof governor Ahmadu Fintiri whether he won the poll or not.”
“The people of Adamawa both muslims and Christians massively voted peacefully and convincingly for the candidate of their choice. So please allow the Tribunal to give its verdict without coercion, intimidation or blackmail.” The source maintained.
In a similar vein, another highly placed source in the state told our correspondent that “we have it on good Authority that the top security notcher in connivance with the Governor is also trying to recruit some section of the ULAMA to issue a verdict that it is not acceptable in Islam to have a woman in the position of a Governor in any state in the country especially in the North . All intended to poison the minds of Judges handling the Adamawa Governorship case and tell President Bola Tinubu that if APC candidate is declared winner at the tribunal there will be security breaches and unrest in the state “.
“But it is the people of Adamawa that expressed their democratic choice . We are NOT operating a THEOCRACY or a Monarchy BUT democracy.
A top PDP chieftain in the state Alhaji Adamu Kamale, had allegedly in a meeting with party supporters declared open that if governor Ahmadu Fintiri is not declared winner in the tribunal, party faithfuls should create chaos he maintained.
Atiku Ribadu, younger brother to the NSA, who has been running and championing his political activities had two days ago, summoned a meeting in Yola, at the Doctors quarters were he made the NSA intention to run for the governorship of Adamawa State come 2027 known.
His ambition was unveiled by the young Ribadu, Uba Dan Arewa, alongside other political associates were he stated clearly that if the NSA can not clinch the presidency or Vice president ticket, the least he can go is to run for the Adamawa Gubernatorial Election in the next four years.