PDP’s Fintiri wins Adamawa Governorship

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Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared the governor-elect for Adamawa State after the supplementary governorship election of Thursday.

Fintiri was announced winner in the early hours of Friday by the Returning Officer, Professor. Andrew Haruna, with 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 336,386 votes.

Son of former governor, Murtala Nyako, Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), scored 113,237 votes to place third, followed by Emmanuel Bello of the Social Demoratic Party (SDP), who garnered 29,792 votes.

Haruna said the election in 44 polling units across 14 local government areas of the state had total votes cast at 899,097, out of which 871,307 votes were valid and 27,790 votes, invalid.

Fintiri was the Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014. He served as Acting governor the same year but lasted four months (July to October) following the impeachment of Murtala Nyako as Governor.