Rev Eric Theman Dollar of the Movement of the Restoration and defence of Democracy (MRDD) said is less concern and do not give it a damn on who wins the March 9th governorship election,but the whole process should be cancelled and declare nul and void because of non inclusion of his party logo on the ballot paper.
Theman who is the Gubernatorial candidate of MRDD said the call by some Adamawa state elite asking Gov Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla Bindo to concede defeat for Rt Hon Umaru Fintiri is a selfish call and not in tendons with the tenets of democracy.
“Conceding defeat is an honourable thing to a good leader when there was clean and credible elections conducted and a winner is emerged,not when the whole process was characterise with a lot of irregularities and clearly seen to have marred the election.” Eric Said
According to him Governor Bindo of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Fintiri of People’s Democracy party (PDP) are candidates whose scored votes are being challenged by the court as a result of Independent national electoral commission, INEC,refusal to include the logo of my party in the March 9th,2019 governorship election.
“I thought by now the so-called elders should think on how a fresh election will be conducted in the interest of all Adamawa state sons and Daughters that are wishing themselves well on who will become the next Governor of the State.” He Said
Recall that former Governor Boni Haruna, and one time minister of the federal republic reacted that”we have reliably gathered that the total number of permanent voters cards collected in the 44 polling units is 31027, a figure that would not reverse Fintiri’s winning lead even after the supplementary elections in the 44 units. Just as the registered voters in the PUs is now only 34,101.
For Abdullahi Prambe, a leading political figure in the state, “we have gleaned from INEC records that 34,101 is actually the registered voters in the affected polling units, as against 40,988 declared by the state returning officer”.
Also reacting, Babachir David Lawan, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), who is a chieftain of the APC, says, “the only honorable thing to do is for my party’s candidate, Governor Bindow to concede and give peace a chance.
Eric Dollar reiterated that the people calling on the candidate of a particular party to concede defeat in favor of a candidate of another party when the election is under court injunction are never having Adamawa people at heart.