INEC declares PDP’s Fintiri winner of Adamawa gubernatorial election

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri wins Adamawa Governorship Election
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri wins Adamawa Governorship Election

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won re-election in the keenly contested gubernatorial election in Adamawa State.

Fintiri polled a total of 430,861 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed – popularly called Binani, who scored 398,788 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the Adamawa State election inconclusive due to the margin of votes between the leading candidates on March 20.

INEC also rejected the declaration of Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed as Adamawa State governor-elect in an inconclusive collation process on Sunday.

In the absence of Hudu Yunusa Ari, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa State, INEC concluded the collation of the supplementary election results on Tuesday.

Fintiri won the supplementary election with the total votes of 9,337 to defeat Binani, who came second in the poll, with a total of 6,513 votes out of about 16,000 votes cast.