BREAKING: INEC to present certificate of return to Fintiri, Deputy today

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Following the conclusion of supplementary elections nationwide and the declaration of winners, the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) will present certificates of return to the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and Deputy Governor-elect, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta at 3pm on Wednesday. had reported on Tuesday that INEC declared Fintiri as the winner of the governorship election.

The final results showed that Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scored 398,788 votes, while Fintiri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had 430,861 votes to win the poll.

Prior to the final declaration on Tuesday, INEC had earlier declared the March 18 governorship election in the state inconclusive and fixed the supplementary election for April 15.

On April 15, the supplementary election was conducted in Adamawa.

However, controversy ensued at the collation of the supplementary election results after Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state declared Binani the winner of the election.

Mele Lamido, the returning officer, was not present when Yunusa-Ari announced Binani as the winner of the election.

Lamido is empowered by law to declare the winner of the election.

The action of the REC sparked controversy as INEC suspended the collation exercise and asked Yunusa-Ari to stay away from the office.

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