Some key followers of Sen Ishaku Abbo of Adamawa North District have declared a shifting of loyalty to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
Although, Abbo is in the same Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) with the state governor, Abbo has been a critic of both the party and the governor, waging an unending battle against both.
In an action indicating disaffection against him by some within his own support base on Friday, however, many among his supporters visited Governor Fintiri, pledging their loyalty to him.
Members of the delegation to the Government House in Yola, led by Abbo Support Group’s former Coordinator, Peter Ishaya Kwache, told Fintiri that he now had their “complete shift of loyalty”.
Mr. Kwache said they were members of the PDP, who worked to ensure the success of all candidates of the party in the 2019 general election, particularly Abbo, but that they had for a while been at a loss about Abbo’s relentless criticism of the party and the government led by Fintiri.
He said Abbo never explained his rift with the governor and now the governor’s “development bandwagon” has attracted them.
Responding, Governor Fintiri said conflict is common in politics but time and purposeful leadership heal all wounds.
This would be the second time in eight days that supporters of Fintiri’s prominent critics would be visiting Fintiri and pledging loyalty to him.
Last week, September 17, some prominent executives of a faction of the PDP named Reformed PDP (R-PDP) went to Fintiri to renounce the faction and declare a return to the PDP.