The electoral commission, INEC, has declared the governorship election in Adamawa State inconclusive.
Although final results tallied by INEC showed that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP scored the highest votes, INEC said the cancelled votes were more than the margin of victory between Mr Fintiri and the runner-up, Aisha Dahiru of the APC.
A new date will be fixed for re-run elections in areas where elections could not hold in the state.
At the end of the official tally of results, Mr Fintiri defeated Mrs Dahiru, popularly called Binani, with a margin of over 30,000 votes.
The incumbent governor scored 421,524 votes while Mrs Dahiru won 390,275 votes.
Mr Fintiri also won the election in 13 of Adamawa’s 21 local government areas while Binani won in the remaining eight.
The race to the Adamawa government house was a closely contested one between the two candidates.
Binani, a serving senator, is popular in the state mainly for her philanthropy.
See the final result as declared by INEC below.
Final Governorship Results as declared by INEC:
No Reg Voters: 2196566
No Acc Voters: 859964
AA – 641
ADC – 2996
ADP – 2134
APC – 390275
APGA – 876
APM – 603
APP – 284
LP – 2729
NNPP – 4847
NRM – 1237
PDP – 421524
PRP – 1185
SDP – 6865
YPP – 1425
ZLP – 199
Total valid Votes: 837820
Rejected votes: 14888
Total Vote cast: 852708
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