The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Ahmadu Fintiri as the winner of the Adamawa State governorship election.
The Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Mele, declared the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the Adamawa State governorship elections on Tuesday after polling 430,861 votes to defeat his major counterpart Senator Aisha Binani of the All Progressives Congress who polled 398,788.
INEC reopened the collation centre for the supplementary election results on Tuesday. The supplementary election held in the state on Saturday, April 15, after the election of March 18 was declared inconclusive by INEC, following certain irregularities.
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The collation exercise in the state was stopped on Sunday after the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Binani, the winner of the election, which led the commission on Monday to ask Hudu to stay away from the office.
Speaking after his return as winner, the Adamawa State Governor says he hopes thos responsible for Sunday’s illegal declaration would be prosecuted, saying if that doesn’t happen, he would take up the task himself.
Governor Fintiri is expected to begin his second term in office at the end of May.