INEC Gives Fresh Update On Adamawa Gov’ship Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given a fresh update about the suspended Adamawa governorship poll.
Naija News gathered that this is as the commission gave the people of the state assurance e of electing their preferred governor.
The INEC’s Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye told protesters led by the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Hajiya Lami Lau, in Abuja on Saturday that the commission would conduct a credible supplementary governorship poll.
He said “The people of Adamawa are the only ones with the right to elect their governor; those of us in the Commission and Nigerians from other states have no vote in Adamawa,
“The Commission will go back to Adamawa [State] and conduct a supplementary election that Nigerians and the international community will be proud of.”
Okoye, however, noted that the faith of Adamawa would only be determined by the people of the state.
It would be recalled that the governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by INEC last week.
The state collation officer of the commission, Prof Muhammadu Mele of the University of Maiduguri, had declared the election inconclusive due to the margin of votes
The incumbent governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who is seeking re-election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 421,524, while Aishatu Binani of the APC scored 390,275.
He said, “Elections were not held in 47 wards, affecting 69 polling units. So, this gives us a margin of 31,249. The total number of PVCs collected in places where elections were not held amounted to 37,016.”