The Returning Officer for the Adamawa State governorship election, Prof Mohammed Mele, has declared Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, the winner of the state governorship poll.
Having scored 430,861 votes to beat the rival All Progressives Congress candidate, Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, who amassed 398,788 votes, Fintiri secured a second term in office.
Additionally, the Independent National Electoral Commission said it had asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to draw the attention of “the appointing authority’’ to the behaviour of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari.
Fintiri’s victory took place 48 hours after Binani was controversially declared the governor-elect by Yunusa-Ari.
Mele at the resumed collation of the results on Tuesday pronounced Fintiri as the election winner to a wild jubilation by the anxious residents of the state.
The event was witnessed by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Announcing the winner, the returning officer said, “Ahmadu Fintiri, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby returned duly re-elected.”
The total number of registered voters was 2,196, 566 while the accredited voters were put at 876,387.
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