At last, INEC declares Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship poll

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Adamawa State governorship election, Ahmadu Fintiri, has been declared the winner of the poll.

Fintiri had acted as governor of the state.

Returning officer for the election, Andrew Haruna who made the declaration at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Yola, the state capital, on Friday morning said the PDP candidate scored 376,552 votes to beat Jibrila Bindow, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election and the incumbent governor, who scored 336,386 votes.

The vote margin between the PDP candidate and that of the APC is 40,166.

According to the Returning Officer, the margin of the lead of 32,476 between the PDP and the APC candidates was less than the 40,988 votes that were cancelled.

He explained that he was constrained to return a winner by such a situation and therefore declared the election inconclusive.

The March 9 election in the state had been declared inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between Fintiri and Bindow.

The INEC had declared the governorship poll inconclusive.

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