HAPPENING LIVE: Jubilation Everywhere As Atiku Abubakar Takes Over The Entire North, Bags Groundbreaking Award, Ahead Of 2019

By Post-Nigeria: November 25, 2018 15:25

HAPPENING LIVE: Jubilation Everywhere As Atiku Abubakar Takes Over The Entire North, Bags Groundbreaking Award, Ahead Of 2019

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has been formally turbaned as the 7th Waziri of Adamawa Emirate, on Sunday.

The position of Waziri makes Atiku next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, in hierarchy in the Emirate.

Speaking at the occasion, the Lamido of Adamawa, stated that Atiku was honoured with the title of Waziri, because of his immense contributions to the development of Nigeria, particularly Adamawa State, where his impact was felt in various sectors.

“Atiku has also contributed greatly to unifying the people of Adamawa, and providing useful advise to the Emirate.

“The position of Waziri, which is the highest in the Council, puts him in charge of the administration of the Emirate, and is given to people who are educated, honest, and God fearing.

“It is not hereditary, and can go to anyone who deserves it.”

While urging the new Waziri to continue to carry everyone along and unite the people of Adamawa for more development, Barkindo urged all other traditional title holders, to cooperate with the new Waziri.

Also speaking, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, commended Lamido for upgrading Atiku from Turaki to Waziri, adding that, Atiku would surely not disappoint the Emirate.

“I assure you that he will carry out his tasks with dignity, respect, honour, and you will be proud of him”, Obasanjo said.

In his acceptance speech, Atiku expressed gratitude to God for the honour, and thanked the Lamido and Nigerians for his various achievements in life.

Atiku assured the Emirate Council and Traditional Institution, of his commitment to continue to work for peace and unity of the Emirate, and the nation in general.

The colourful turbaning ceremony was graced by dignitaries from within and outside the country, including, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, his Vice, Namadi Sambo, as well as Governors of Gombe, Taraba, Sokoto, and Bayelsa States.

 

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