The Director General of Media and Communications, Mr Solomon Kumangar has confirmed the replacement of Adamawa State Deputy Governor by Rt Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Fintiri has dumped his deputy, Crowther Seth and settled for a female university don, Professor Kalatepwa Farauta who is the current vice chancellor of Adamawa State University, Mubi.
Crowther Seth who is the incumbent deputy of Adamawa State has faced a tumultuous reign over issues of loyalty to the governor as well as dearth of popularity in Numan federation where he hailed from.
The deputy governor faced his baptism of fire during a councillorship bye election of his ward Lamurde in which the candidate of the ruling PDP was roundly defeated.
Another controversy involving the deputy governor was his alleged bias in the raging communal clashes between the Lunguda and Waja ethnic nationalities in Guyuk local government.
Before now there has been rumors of dumping Seth, but this afternoon (Thursday) Mr. Solomon said confirmed the development to our reporter.
“Yes, it is true my principal has picked Professor Kelatapwa Farauta as running mate for the 2023 governorship election,”
Professor Kelatapwa Farauta was until her appointment as VC of Adamawa State University was a commissioner of Education when Ahamdu Umuru Fintiri was the Ag. Governor.
She also served as the Executive chairman of Universal Basic Education in Adamawa before her appointment as commissioner of Education.
Professor Kelatapwa Farauta hails from Numan local government area the same zone the present Deputy Governor is from.
Similarly, the All Progressive Congress APC gubernatorial flagbearer, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) has also picked Hon. Titsi Ganama as her running mate for the 2023 governorship election in Adamawa.
Titsi Ganama, a former House of Representatives member hails from the Northern senatorial zone same zone governor Fintiri is from.