The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, has been declared winner of the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State.
Professor Mohammed Mele the state Returning Officer, made the declaration few hours after resumption of collation of results on Tuesday.
Fintiri who is the incumbent governor of the state, was said to have scored a total of 430, 861 votes to beat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aisha Binani who got 396,788.
Recall that INEC had on Sunday suspended collation for the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa after the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa Ari announced APC’s Aisha as the winner the Saturday supplementary election.
The declarationm was contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act.
According to Section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2022, only the returning officer can announce the result and declare the winner of an election at the state collation centre in the case of election of a governor of a state.