Ukpono Anietie, PH
After weeks of anticipation, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has been confirmed winner of April 15 gubernatorial rerun election in Adamawa State, Nigeria.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fintiri, emerged victorious in the election after polling 9,337 votes, defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru, who scored 6,513 votes.
In the final result, Fintiri secured 430,861 votes, while Binani got 398,788 votes, therefore winning the gubernatorial race in Adamawa State.
The supplementary election was scheduled after last month’s governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The election saw a series of political intrigues and drama, especially when the Resident Electoral Commissioner unlawfully declared Senator Binani winner of the poll prematurely, leading to series of protest in the state.
Senator Binani had even gone ahead to give an acceptance speech as the duly elected governor of Adamawa State, despite the fact that the results of the election were yet to be fully collated and announced by the electoral body.
With Fintiri’s re-election, he has now been given another opportunity to continue the work that he started in his first term as governor.