Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has officially presented Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta as his running mate for the 2023 election.

Prof. Farauta was named in June as Fintiri’s running mate, evidently to match the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Aishatu Binani.

Farauta was unveiled yesterday at the Government House in Yola, with Fintiri admitting that her choice, above Deputy Governor Crowther Seth, was informed by political expediency and her qualities.

He said: “In politics, there comes a time when beautiful interests are sacrificed for expediency. As we get set to face a new mandate, we have found it expedient to bring on board a fresh hand to join the ticket.

“Prof. Farauta, a woman, a wife and a mother, sits well with the global call for gender sensitivity and affirmative action. She comes to the ticket with rich pedigree and vast knowledge, experience and expertise.

“Having worked with her as Visitor to Adamawa State University, Mubi, where she holds sway as Vice Chancellor), I can, like Chief Crowther, vouch for her character and integrity.

“So, it is for her competence and loyalty. She is the kind of person I would like to work with. We have tested her severally, and she has proven to be dependable. She has been tested by both the APC and the PDP–led governments in the state.”

PDP State Chairman Ahmed Shehu recalled that Farauta served very well when she was appointed Executive Chairman of Adamawa State Universal Basic Education, and thereafter as Commissioner of Education (under the precious APC state government), before her appointment as Vice Chancellor of the state varsity.

Prof. Farauta expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve at the higher level, and dedicated the honour to the womenfolk.