The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has been proclaimed the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
With 9,337 votes, Mr. Fintiri prevailed in the extra vote. Aisha Dahiru, also known as Binani, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who finished second in the election with 6,513 votes, was his closest challenger.
The two leading candidates for governor are Mr. Fintiri and Mrs. Dahiru.
Less than 40,000 eligible voters participated in the supplementary election, which was conducted at 69 polling places across the state’s 20 local governments.
Before the governorship election on March 18 was ruled inconclusive, Mr. Fintiri was in the lead with more than 30,000 votes.
For both the main election and the rerun, the governor polled a total of 430,861 votes while the APC candidate scored 398,788 votes.
The final results were announced by the INEC Returning Officer in the state, Mohammed Mele.
Mr Mele, a professor, said the PDP governorship candidate has met the constitutional requirement and thereby returned as governor of the state.
Another INEC official had, on Sunday, declared Mrs Dahiru the winner of the election but INEC said that declaration was null and void.
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