Finally, INEC Declares Fintiri Adamawa Governor-Elect
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, has emerged winner of the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State.
As announced by Professor Mohammed Mele the state Returning Officer, Fintiri who is the incumbent governor, scored a total of 430, 861 votes to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Binani who got 396,788.
Recall INEC had on Sunday suspended collation for the supplementary election after the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari, announced APC’s Binani as the winner.
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 a governorship election.