Appointment of PTDF CEO Sparks Controversy In Adamawa Amidst Allegations of Alliance With Opposition Party

The recent appointment of Hon. Ahmed Galadima Aminu as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Petroleum Technology Trust Fund (PTDF) has stirred unrest, particularly among APC members in Adamawa State.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on October 17, 2023, it was announced that the President directed Aminu to serve in an acting capacity until he commences his fresh four-year term on December 26, 2023.

However, there is dissatisfaction over the appointment within the APC ranks in the state with allegations, suggesting that Galadima may have been a significant supporter of Atiku Abubakar’s campaign teams in the state.

It was also alleged that Galadima has been in contact with the legal team handling Atiku’s tribunal case against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and has been providing financial support to ensure Atiku’s victory.

There are equally rumours in Adamawas state that President Tinubu has shown a tendency to empower his adversaries more than dedicated party members who worked tirelessly to secure his election victory; the sentiment Which had led some prominent grassroots politicians, notably Chieftains of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) led by Hon. Umar Bello Jada (Calculate), to express gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing Ahmed Galadima Aminu as the PTDF’s Executive Secretary and CEO.

This development has ignited jubilation within the PDP camp in the state.

A member of the APC who underscored the significance of unity within the party remarked that there is a hope among Adamawa’s committed APC members that Tinubu will not jeopardize his standing with them, given their unwavering dedication to the party, even as they faced opposition with a lesser voice in the state.

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