The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Umar Fintiri has won the Adamawa State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared.
According to the official result, Fintiri who polled 376,552 votes to beat his closest rival, incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow, who was the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He secured a total of 336, 386 votes.
The Governor-elect was a Speaker of the State Assembly and was Acting Governor in July 2014 when Murtala Nyako was impeached as Governor.
With his deputy, Bala Ngilari having supposedly resigned just before the impeachment, Fintiri was the acting Governor for the three months within which the law mandated him to the conduct of a bye election.
Before the supplementary election held on March 28, Fintiri had polled 367,471 votes while Bindow had 334,995, leaving a margin of 32,476 votes.
Having scored the highest number of votes cast, he was declared the winner by Prof Andrew Yakubu, the returning officer for the March 28 election in the state.
Source: The Street Reporters Newspaper