INEC declares APC’s Bindow winner of Adamawa governorship poll

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state, Jibrilla Bindow, has been declared winner of the 2015 governorship election in the state.

Mr. Bindow scored 362,329 votes to defeat the Social Democratic Party’s Markus Gundiri, who polled 181,806 votes.

Declaring the results at the collation centre at General Murtala Memorial College, Yola, the state Returning Officer, Geoffrey Okogbaa, said Mr. Bindow got the highest votes and scored a quarter of the votes in two-third of the local governments in the state.

Mr. Okugbaa, vice chancellor, Federal University of Wukari, therefore, declared the APC candidate winner of the election.

“Senator Jibrilla Mohammed Bindow having satisfied the requirement of law and scored the highest numbers of votes is hereby declared the winner of the April 11 elections in Adamawa state,” the returning officer said.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Nuhu Ribadu, scored 98,917 votes to emerge third while the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Movement, Ahmed Modibbo, scored 32,985 votes to come fourth.

The Returning Officer, Mr. Okugbaa, said the total numbers of votes cast during the election was 706,092, adding that 684,050 of them were valid and 22,042 were rejected .

Speaking on the election, the secretary of the APC in the state, Abdullahi Bakari, said the credit for the success of the poll goes to the Adamawa electorates who voted the party’s candidate to govern the state.


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  • Chris1408

    Where’s Ribadu going from here? Maybe contest for ward elections next time.

  • Olu

    Regardless of what happen in the election, Ribadu is one of the few Nigerians that we need to change things around for good in this country. I cannot blame him for contesting under PDP because the people of the state made him to believe that they really need him to rule them and the possible means at that time was for him to contest under PDP. The people believed PDP knows how to intimidate opposition to win. Fortunately for Nigerians, and unfortunately for Ribadu, the change movement of APC was too powerful for PDP to crush. Please, don’t forget that the progressive betrayed this man, Ribadu when he contested for presidency. He offered to step down for Buhari but they prevented him from doing so just to keep Jonathan in power. Thank God for the prayers and struggles of common Nigerians that effect the beginning of positive change in Nigeria polity. Give and take, Ribadu is still one of good resources needed for New Nigeria.

    • True Nigerian

      Well, I totally disagree. With hindsight, I can say confidently that Ribadu is a hypocrite whose motive is far from being clear and credible. How does anybody that is truly anti-corruption defend Jonathan and claim that Jonathan is not corrupt because Jonathan did not give himself an oil block? Really? Jonathan’s decision to give himself a $500 worth of farm land in Abuja is not corruption? That’s what Ribadu said just few days to the presidential election, apparrently because he thought that telling such mindless lies would give him an advantage in the gubernatorial election. And on that basis, he claimed that the rubbish I just narrated above is exactly the reason why Jonathan should win. Utterly disgusting hypocrisy. So much for a man who considers himself to be ahead of others on integrity and sincerity.

      I forgave Ribadu on his flip-flopping claims in 2011 when he claimed quite falsely that his EFCC never investigated Jonathan and his wife. But after his investigation report on the fuel subsidy scandal was rejected and attacked by Jonathan’s corrupt government, he turned around to tell the whole country that Jonathan and his wife are corrupt and that he (Ribadu) indeed investigated Jonathan and his wife on account of their theft and money laundering in Bayelsa.

      I am not stoopid enough to trust such a man. There is absolutely no reason to trust a man who says one thing when it suits him and then denies the same thing if the denial will give him some momentary advantage. Ribadu is a liar, a terrible liar and a hypocrite.

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