Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the outcome of the Local Government elections in Adamawa state.
The Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), had declared the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of all the 21 LG polls.
Reacting via a series of tweets on Sunday evening, Atiku, a presidential aspirant for the forthcoming election congratulated PDP for the victory, describing it as referendum on the failed policies of the APC at the national level.
Atiku said: “The outcome of the weekend’s Local Government Elections in Adamawa State confirms the resurgence of the @OfficialPDPNig and the preference of its policies by the citizens,”
“The election that produced an overwhelming victory for the PDP was a referendum on the failed policies of the APC, which has only succeeded in increasing the tribe of the poor and jobless.
“I congratulate all elected officials of the PDP and urge them to be focused on providing good governance to their people if the support of their constituents is to be assured.
“I commend officials of the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), security agents and the citizens for the peaceful conduct of the polls.
“I urge the opposition party to join hands to work as a team in providing much-needed governance and development to the local councils as they are the tier of government closest to the people.
“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri deserves special commendation for having created the conditions precedent for the PDP victory by having conducted two elections in less than three years, granted autonomy and prompt payment of salaries to LGAs, and supporting State Development Areas.”