INEC declares Fintiri winner of controversial Adamawa guber poll

INEC declares Fintiri winner of controversial Adamawa guber poll

Promise Eze

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, as the winner of the tightly contested state governorship election.

Mele Lamido, the returning officer for the Adamawa governorship election, declared Fintiri as the winner after the collation of the supplementary election results.

The supplementary poll was held in 69 polling units in the 20 local governments in the state, with less than 40,000 eligible voters.

Mr Fintiri won the supplementary election with the total votes of 9,337 to defeat his closest rival, Aisha Dahiru, popularly called Binani, who came second in the poll with a total of 6,513 votes.

Mr Fintiri and Mrs Dahiru are the major contenders in the governorship poll.

At the 18 March governorship poll before it was declared inconclusive, Mr Fintiri was leading with over 30,000 votes.

For both the main election and the rerun, the governor polled a total of 430,861 votes while the APC candidate scored 398,788 votes.

The final results were announced by the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Mohammed Mele.

Recall that another INEC official had on Sunday declared Mrs Dahiru the winner of the election but INEC said that declaration was null and void.

See the results of the supplementary election below.

Total registered voters 42,929

Accredited voters 16,423

AA 2

AAC 28

ADP 40

APC 6,513


APM 03

APP 02

LP 03


NRM 35

PDP 9,337

PRP 03

SDP 05

YPP 06

ZLP 01

Total 15,999

Rejected votes 399

Total votes cast 16,398

Total Election Results

Total registered voters 21965666

Accredited voters 876,387

Result of the 18 March election
AA 643

ADC 324

ADP 2,174

APC 398,788

APGA 892

APM 606

APP 286

LP 2,732

NNPP 4,852

NRM 1,272

PDP 430,861

PRP 1,188

SDP 6,870

YPP 1,431

ZLP 200

Total valid votes 853,819

Rejected votes 15,287

Total votes cast 869,106


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