Adamawa 2023: Gov. Fintiri picks female running mate
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has unveiled Professor Kaletapwa Farauta as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election.
He announced his choice on Wednesday, at the unveiling ceremony in Yola.
According to him, Farauta who is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the Adamawa University, Mubi, was selected based on her honesty, integrity, transparency, and hard work.
Fintiri explained that she was expected to discharge her responsibilities with due diligence and fear of God, in addition to her motherly role of keeping the home.
“Her choice was a result of painstaking and strategic calculations especially the need to further carry the women along by being gender-sensitive,” he said.
Meanwhile, the governor urged the opposition parties to join his administration for the progress and development of the state.
“We will play politics with decency and decorum and devoid of primordial sentiments or emotion,” he said.
In her remarks, Farauta, who described her selection as an act of God, thanked Fintiri and the PDP for finding her worthy of the position.
She assured of serving with loyalty, commitment, dedication, and fear of God.
“We will work assiduously to ensure victory for the party in all future elections,” Professor Farauta said.
Another woman, Senator Aishatu Binani, recently emerged as the first female governorship candidate to represent a major political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.