Guber Supplementary Poll to Hold in 14 LGs in Adamawa, Says INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the governorship supplementary election scheduled for March 23 will be conducted in 14 local government areas of Adamawa State.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Kasim Gaidam, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Yola.

Gaidam 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 poll.

“The Commission has 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.

Gaidam, however, explained that the election was declared inconclusive as provided by law based only on official registered voters, not permanent voter cards (PVCs) collected or accredited voters.

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

The results of the governorship election announced by INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Andrew Haruna, showed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, scored 367,472 votes, while a total of 334,995 votes was scored by incumbent governor, Muhammad Bindow, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

The margin between them was 32,476 votes. (NAN)