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INEC Speaks On Adamawa Supplementary Election



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday disclosed that the governorship supplementary election scheduled for March 23, would be conducted in 14 local government areas of Adamawa state.

Speaking to NAN, Kasim Gaidam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, said the election would be conducted in 29 Wards (Registration Areas) and 44 Polling Units where over 40,000 votes were earlier cancelled in the recent governorship selection.

“The Commission had prepared for the Supplementary Governorship election in the state. The election is going to be conducted in 14 LGAs, 29 Wards and 44 Polling Units spread across the state,” Gaidam said.

He listed the local areas to include: Yola South, Fufore, Ganye, Girei, Guyuk and Hong.

Other are Lamurde, Numan, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Shelleng, Song and Toungo local government areas.

The REC explained that the election was declared inconclusive as provided for in law, based only on official registered voters, not Permanent Voter Cards collected or accredited voters.

He said: “Other figures being circulated should be disregarded as the only report released by the Returning Officer should be considered.”

Recall that the results of the governorship election announced by the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Andrew Haruna show that the PDP candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri scored 367,472 votes, while a total of 334,995 votes were scored by incumbent governor, Muhammad Bindow, the APC candidate.

The margin between them was 32,476 votes.