INEC Declares PDP’s Fintiri Winner Of Adamawa Gov’ship Poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Govenor Ahmadu Fintiri, the winner of the Adamawa governorship election.
Final results declared by INEC showed that Governor Fintiri garnered 430,869 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aisha Ahmed Binani, who scored 398,788 votes.
The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Mohammed Mele subsequently declared the incumbent Governor Fintiri, who was first elected governor in 2019, as winner of the election.
Recall INEC had on Sunday suspended collation for the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa after the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari announced APC’s Aisha as the winner the Saturday supplementary election.
Ari’s declaration was contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act.
Section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2022 empowers only the returning officer to announce the result and declare the winner of an election at the state collation centre in the case of election of a governor of a state.