Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday morning declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri, the winner of the Adamawa State governorship election.
Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bindow got 336,386 votes, while Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the ADC scored 113,237, followed by SDP’s Emmanuel Bello, who polled 29,792 votes.
Returning Officer for Adamawa, Professor Andrew Haruna, declared the winner after the supplementary election in 44 polling units across 14 areas of the northeast state.
Fintiri, who recorded 367,472 votes at the March 9 Adamawa governorship poll, which was declared inconclusive, polled 8,839 votes in the supplementary election held on 28 March. His closest rival, governor Bindow, got 1391 votes.
Zebra News understands that the total votes cast was 899,097, out of which 871,307 votes were valid while 27,790 votes were invalid.
The governor-elect, Fintiri, had served as Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014, and acting Governor in July 2014, following the impeachment of the governor at the time, Murtala Nyako.