The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday declared Gov Ahmadu Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State.
Fintiri polled 430,788 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Sen. Aishatu Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 398,788 votes.
Recall INEC had declared the governorship election held on March 18 in the State as inconclusive due to some irregularities. A supplementary election was subsequently scheduled for April 15.
However, controversy trailed the purported declaration of the APC’s Binani as the winner of the supplementary poll by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner. The commission, thereafter, declared the pronouncement null and void.
Announcing the results of the governorship election on Tuesday in Yola, the Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Mele, said that the supplementary poll was conducted in 69 Polling Units across 20 local government areas of the state.
“Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes in the election is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” he said.