Ahmadu Fintiri, the PDP candidate in the
Adamawa State governorship election, has been declared the winner of the election. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Andrew Haruna, in the early hours of today March 29th, declared Fintiri winner after he secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.
The vote margin between the PDP candidate and that of the APC is 40,166.
Earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the governorship poll inconclusive.
According to the Returning Officer, the margin of the lead of 32,476 between the PDP and the APC candidates was less than the 40,988 votes that were cancelled.
He explained that he was constrained to return a winner by such a situation and therefore declared the election inconclusive.
The supplementary elections were held last Saturday and the results were finally collated yesterday March 28th.