INEC declares Adamawa governorship election inconclusive
The governorship election in Adamawa State has been declared inconclusive.
The state INEC Collation Officer, Professor Muhammed Mele, who announced the total results of the governorship election for all the parties that participated, concluded that the margin of victory between the leading two parties was lower than the number of PVCs collected in places where the election did not hold.
Making the final announcement at the end of collation about 7.30 p.m. Monday, Muhammed Mele indicated, amidst a rowdy crowd of PDP agents and supporters who opposed the declaration, that a repeat election will be held in the affected places.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been set to win the poll after polling a total of 421,524 votes.
This was against the 390,275 votes scored by his closest challenger, Senator Aishatu Binani of the APC.
The collation officer announced the votes for the different parties as follows:
AA 641, ADC 2,986; ADP 2,134; APC 390,275; APGA 876; APM 602; ADP 284; LP 2,729; NNPP 4,847; NRM 1,237; PDP 421,524; PRP 1,185; SDP 6,865; YPP 1,425; and ZLP 199.
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