Adamawa: Fintiri Finally Declared Winner, Defeats Aisha Binani

Fintiri and Binani

The Adamawa election drama seems to be over with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaring Ahmadu Fintiri, the winner of the governorship election in the state.

The state returning office, Mele Lamido, declared Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner with 430,861 votes, while Aisha Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was second with 398,788 votes.

The first election held on March 18 was declared inconclusive by INEC.

The supplementary elections were subsequently fixed for April 15.

However, this supplementary election proved to be controversial with the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa, illegally and abruptly declaring Aisha Binani as the winner without collating any results.

Aisha Binani, had even done an acceptance speech on national tv and headed to court to cement her “victory”. However, this turned out to be short lived as the court refused to entertain her suit.

In a dramatic turn of events, INEC was forced to make a statement nullifying the declaration of Aisha Binani as winner by Hudu Yunusa.Yunusa was disclaimed and ordered to stay away from INEC facilities.

The collation was ordered to be done without Yunusa and the results announced by Mele Lamido, who declared Ahmadu Fintiri as the winner.

Fintiri is the current governor of the state and is now relected for a second term.

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