Fintiri, Binani In Neck-to-Neck
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared March 18 governorship election in Adamawa State inconclusive.
At the time of making this declaration the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Senator Aishatu Dahiru famously known as Binani scored 390, 275 while the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, polled 421,524.
The INEC state collation officer, Prof Muhammadu Mele of the University of Maiduguri declared the election inconclusive due to the margin of votes.
Mele noted that elections were not held in 47 wards having 69 polling units. The total number of PVCs collected in places where elections were not held amounted to 37,016.
He said “based on these findings and analysis as stated in the electoral laws” where the margin between two candidates is lesser than the total number of collected PVCs in areas where elections were not held, the election is declared inconclusive.”
The election in Kebbi was similarly declared inconclusive by the electoral body while the collation of the results of governorship polls in Abia and Enugu was suspended.
It would be recalled that INEC had earlier declared Aisha Dahiru as the winner and the people jumped out to the streets in Yola with wild jubilation.