INEC declares Adamawa governorship election inconclusive


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the governorship election conducted in Adamawa State on March 9 is inconclusive.

The state Returning Officer, Prof. Andrew Haruna, confirmed the development at the governorship election collation centre in Yola on Monday morning.

The professor said the number of cancellations was higher than the margin of lead votes between the two major contestants – Umaru Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor, Mohammed Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to him, about 44 polling units across the state were affected.

He, therefore, said a new date for the rerun election would be fixed.

Mr Fintiri had been set to win the poll with 367,471 votes against the 334,995 votes polled by Mr Bindow with a margin of 32,467 votes against 40,948 cancelled votes in 44 polling units.