BREAKING NEWS: PDP's Umar Fintiri wins Adamawa gubernatorial Election.
Updated Mar 29 2019 12:03 pm
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared PDP’s Ahmadu Fintiri, as the winner of Adamawa governorship election.
INEC declared PDP’s Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship election, after he polled 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress who got 336,386 votes. The State’s Returning Officer, Prof. Andrew Haruna who declared the result on Friday morning in Yola after the supplementary election in 44 polling units across 14 local government areas of the state, said Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the ADC scored 113,237 votes to place third, followed by Emmanuel Bello of the SDP, who garnered 29,792 votes. He further disclosed that total votes cast was 899,097, out of which 871,307 votes were valid and 27,790 votes, invalid.
It was gathered that before Thursday’s supplementary election, Fintiri had polled 367,471 votes while Bindow had 334,995, leaving a margin of 32,476 votes and placing him in a quite comfortable situation, as only 40,988 votes were cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Before elected as Adamawa State’s Governor, NAN reported that Fintiri was the Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014, also served as Acting Governor in July 2014, following the impeachment of the then Gov. Murtala Nyako.
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