Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

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Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri
Fintiri at Government House Yola.jpg
Fintiri in 2022
Governor of Adamawa State
Assumed office
29 May 2019
DeputyKaletapwa Farauta
Preceded byBindo Jibrilla
Acting
In office
15 July 2014 – 1 October 2014
Preceded byMurtala Nyako
Succeeded byBala James Ngilari
Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly
In office
January 2014 – 5 June 2015
Personal details
Born
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

(1967-10-27) 27 October 1967 (age 55)
Madagali, North-Eastern State, Nigeria (now in Adamawa State)
Political partyPeoples Democratic Party
SpouseLami Ahmadu Fintiri
Children3
Parents
  • Umaru Badami
  • Fatima Umar Badami
Residence(s)Yola, Nigeria
Alma materUniversity of Maiduguri
OccupationPolitician

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (born 27 October 1967) is a Nigerian politician who has served as governor of Adamawa State since 2019.[1] [2] He was a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and served as Speaker of the Assembly. He became the acting governor of Adamawa State following the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako in July 2014, serving until 1 October 2014.[3][4][5]

After the collation of results of the state gubernatorial election held on 9 March 2019, Fintiri emerged winner of the election with the highest number of votes. However, the election was declared inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes was greater then the margin between the winner and his close opponent.[6] In the early hours of Friday 29 March, he was declared winner of the by-election having secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Bindo Jibrilla of the All Progressives Congress who polled 336,386 votes.[7]

He was re-elected Into office in the 2023 General Elections. After the collation of results of the state gubernatorial election held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, Fintiri emerged winner of the election with the highest number of votes. However, the election was declared inconclusive. He was later declared winner of the by-election having secured 430,861 votes to defeat his closest rival Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress who polled 398,788 votes.

The final results were announced by the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Mohammed Mele, He won the supplementary election with 9,337 votes, Aisha Dahiru, popularly called Binani, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who came second in the poll with 6,513 votes.

Political career[edit]

In the 9 March 2019 Adamawa State gubernatorial election and upon the completion of 28 March 2019 Adamawa State supplementary election, Fintiri was declared winner of the election, having polled 376,552 votes defeating the incumbent governor, Bindo Jibrilla of the All Progressive Congress, who polled 336,386 votes.[8][9][10][11]

He held a number of leadership positions in the House of Assembly before being elected Speaker, a position he held until 2015. Ahmadu Fintiri has twice been governor of Adamawa State. Following the impeachment of then-Governor Murtala Nyako in July 2014, he was appointed acting governor. He delegated control to Bala James Ngilari after three months.

On 9 March 2019, Ahmadu Fintiri, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was elected governor of Adamawa State. However, the election was declared inconclusive because the number of revoked ballots exceeded the margin between the winner and his closest opponent.

Personal life[edit]

Fintiri is married to Lami Ahmadu Fintiri and they have three children.[12] In 2020, Fintiri lost his mother Hajiya Fatima Umar Badami who died after a long illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola[13] His father, Umaru Badami, died after a long illness at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Yola. Mr. Badami, 82, left the Army in 1984. He was afterwards buried in the Yola's Damare Muslim cemetery in accordance with Islamic customs.[14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breaking INEC Declares PDPs Fintiri Winner of Adamawa Governorship Elections". Punch Nigeria. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Fintiri restricts tricycles' movements in two Adamawa LGAs". Punch Newspapers. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  3. ^ Tukur, Sani. "Adamawa Speaker, Umaru Fintiri was sworn in as Acting Governor". Premium Times. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  4. ^ Olaotan, Falade. "EXCLUSIVE: Why Adamawa PDP flag bearer, Umaru Fintiri's name appeared on Buhari's travel ban list". The News Guru. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Musa, Njadvara. "Fintiri, Buni win tickets in Adamawa, Yobe". Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  6. ^ Channels TV. "INEC Declares Plateau, Adamawa Governorship Elections Inconclusives". Channels Television. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Breaking PDPs Fintiri Wins Adamawa Governorship Elections". Channels Television. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  8. ^ "PDP's Fintiri wins Adamawa governorship election". 29 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  9. ^ "PDP's Fintiri Wins Adamawa Governorship Election". Channels Television. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Fintiri win Adamawa Govnorship election". BBC News Pidgin. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: INEC declares PDP's Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship election". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  12. ^ Blogger (30 October 2022). "Fintiri Biography And Net Worth, Age, State, Tribe, Religion, Wife, Children, Education, Political Career". Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  13. ^ Ochetenwu, Jim (29 April 2020). "Adamawa State Governor, Fintiri loses mother". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  14. ^ Blogger (30 October 2022). "Fintiri Biography And Net Worth, Age, State, Tribe, Religion, Wife, Children, Education, Political Career". Retrieved 30 October 2022.