INEC said a supplementary election will be conducted in the coming days to determine the winner.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Adamawa State governorship election inconclusive.
Making the announcement at the Collation Centre in Yola, capital of Adamawa, on Monday, March 20, 2023, the state Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Mele, said the decision became necessary because a clear winner had not emerged after collation of results from all the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.
The governorship contest in the North-Eastern state was a two-horse race between the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri and Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed popularly known as Binani who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
After the collation of results, the Returning Officer said Fintiri polled a total of 421,524 while his closes challenger recorded a total of 390,275 votes.
However, despite the difference of 31,249 votes, the commission said a winner can’t be declared because the total number of Voters Cards collected in polling units where elections were cancelled is 37,016.