Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has unveiled a female Professor, Kaletapwa Farauta, as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party.
Fintiri unveiled the female professor at a ceremony in Yola on Wednesday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Farauta, currently Vice-Chancellor of the Adamawa University, Mubi, was selected based on her honesty, integrity, transparency and hard work.
The Governor said 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.
Fintiri 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,” she said.
She called on women to be committed in their educational pursuit for academic excellence.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Farauta, a graduate of the University of Nsukka, was born on November 28, 1965 in Numan Local Government Area of the state.