Fintiri says ‘he’s paying last respect’ to Buhari despite being alive

Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa State, says he received President Muhammadu Buhari at the Yola airport on Monday, in order “to pay his last respect.”

Fintiri’s message appears confusing because ‘to pay one’s last respects,” means to attend a funeral as a sign of respect to a dead person.

“It is in our culture to honor an elder who acknowledges our inputs irrespective of political affiliation. Today was no political campaign rather last respect for “PMB” our President. That is why we were at the Airport to receive and usher Him into the State,” Fintiri tweeted via his official handle.

TheCornet believes the governor meant an act of honour to President Buhari who would be leaving power in few months. Governor Fintiri, in his string of tweets, also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of deliberately holding its rally in neigbourhood lacking government’s presence.

At the same time, Fintiri accused the APC of holding its rally at a neighbourhood that lacks government’s presence while ignoring places with large concentration of infrastructure. To the governor, the APC was “scared of having visitors driving (sic) in to the city to see projects everywhere,” instead chose “to hold its rally in a neighbourhood at the outskirts of Yola.”

TheCornet had reported that President Buhari led party bigwigs to Yola, where he campaigned for his party’s presidential and governorship candidates, Bola Tinubu and Senator Aisha Binani.

Buhari urged the electorate to make history by voting Binani to become the first elected governor in Nigeria’s political history.

The first woman to hold the office of governor in Nigeria is Dame Virgy Etiaba, after the impeachment of her principal Peter Obi. Then president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s henchmen, namely Chris Uba, is believed to have engineered the impeachment. Subsequently, the court declared Obi’s impeachment illegal and he was restored to his position.

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