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ADAMAWA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULTS GENERATE RIOTS

On: April 17, 2023 - In: Headlines - No comments

 

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state have staged a demonstration over the declaration of Aisha Dahiru Binani, the governorship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the gubernatorial election.

The protesters, who marched through the streets of Yola, capital of Adamawa, on Monday, held placards that read “Adamawa is not for sale” and “INEC the world is watching”, among others.
On Sunday, Hudu Yunusa Ari, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa, declared Dahiru winner of the governorship election, sparking a controversy.
At the time the REC announced Binani as winner of the poll, results of the supplementary election from 10 LGAs were yet to be collated.

On Saturday, results of 10 LGAs were collated and Ahmadu Fintiri, governor and candidate of the PDP, was in the lead.
The Cable has it that INEC has since nullified the declaration and summoned the REC and Mele Lamido, returning officer in the election, to its headquarters in Abuja.
Speaking with reporters, Felix Kinjamo, deputy director-general of the PDP campaign council in Adamawa, said the electoral commission should conclude the election and announce Fintiri as winner.
Fintiri’s first term in office expires on May 29th, 2023.

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