- Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has hit back at FAAN and the federal government
- The Adamawa governor was accused of violating Covid-19 safety protocols at airport
- Speaking through his media director, Fintiri said the allegation against him is a political witch-hunt
Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state, has denied breaching the Covid-19 protocols - an allegation levelled against him by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
It would be recalled that the governor and Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara state, were accused of not complying with the safety protocols at the Port Harcourt airport on Tuesday, July 14.
With allegations and counter-allegations highlighting the development, Governor Fintiri has come out in defence of himself, saying FAAN's allegation is lie in the face of fact.
Speaking through his director of media communication Solomon Kumangar, Governor Fintiri described FAAN's allegations as wolf cry. He maintained that he observed the necessary protocols at the airport like average citizens.
Fintiri, who wondered why the incident at the airport would gain such prominence, stated that FAAN and the federal government have a secret agenda against him.
The governor called on the airport authority to show the video of where he violated the Covid-19 safety protocols to the public to judge.
"This is a mere political witch hunt against perceived opposition parties, the unfortunate allegations are not unconnected with the forthcoming governorship election coming up in Edo state.
"The governor was in Port Harcourt to strategise with other governors in the PDP and he as the vice-chairman of party’s campaign team for the Edo election later addressed the press on the outcome of the meeting," Kumangar said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that FAAN came out to condemn a prominent Nigerian for violating COVID-19 safety protocols at the airport.
FAAN berated Fintiri for refusing to observe the safety protocols and procedures put in place by the federal government at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
Fintiri, alongside his entourage numbering about eight, were reported to have refused to have their temperature checked, or be sanitized by the health officials on Tuesday, July 14, when they arrived at the airport.