Adamawa state gubernatorial election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
According to INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Professor Andrew Haruna, the number of cancelled votes surpassed the margin of lead between the candidates, hence the necessitation of decision.
He stated that Adamawa has a total of 21 local government areas with 1,973,083 registered voters and 894,481 accredited voters, adding that the margin of lead was 32,476 and a total number of cancelled votes were 40,988.
He further noted that electoral guidelines will be followed in cases where there are imbalances in election results.
Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 367,471 votes, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent governor, Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla scored 334,995 votes, while the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Abdulaziz Nyako, scored 113,205 votes.
A total of 28 Registration Areas and 44 Polling Units were affected across Fufore, Ganye, Guyuk, Lamurde, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Numan, Shelleng, Toungo and Yola South local government areas.