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INEC Declares Adamawa Governorship Election Inconclusive



Margin of Victory Not Enough

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared the governorship election in Adamawa State inconclusive. Although final results tallied by INEC showed that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP scored the highest votes, INEC said the cancelled votes were more than the margin of victory between Mr Fintiri and the runner-up, Aisha Dahiru of the APC.

New Date for Re-run Elections

A new date will be fixed for re-run elections in areas where elections could not hold in the state.

Fintiri Wins but Election is Inconclusive

At the end of the official tally of results, Mr Fintiri defeated Mrs Dahiru, popularly called Binani, with a margin of over 30,000 votes. The incumbent governor scored 421,524 votes while Mrs Dahiru won 390,275 votes. Mr Fintiri also won the election in 13 of Adamawa’s 21 local government areas while Binani won in the remaining eight. However, the race to the Adamawa government house was a closely contested one between the two candidates.

Binani’s Popularity in Adamawa

Binani, a serving senator, is popular in the state mainly for her philanthropy.

Final Result as Declared by INEC

See the final result as declared by INEC below.



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