The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the 2023 governorship election in Adamawa State inconclusive.
The decision was announced on Monday evening in Yola at the collation centre.
Before the declaration, Naija News recalls the Adamawa State Governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri was leading his closest rival, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aishatu Dahiru Binani with 35,617 votes.
This is according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from 20 out of the 21 local government areas of the state without Fufre LGA.
Out of the 20 LGA declared so far, PDP won in 13, polling 401,115 votes, while APC won in seven with 365,498 votes.
Subsequently, the Fufore local government results were released on Monday and Fintiri maintained his lead in the governorship election.
It has been reported that the announcement of results from 21 of the state’s 21 local governments have been announced.
Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is hopeful of becoming the first woman to be elected a state governor in Nigeria could not secure outright victory despite winning the Fufore LGA area.
Binani polled 24,777 votes in Fufore, whilst the PDP polled 20,409 votes.
The APC candidate, however, failed to surpass the current total voting gap between her and the state Governor.