By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The Adamawa Governorship election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Professor. Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer made the announcement at the governorship election collation centre in Yola on Monday.
According to him, the margin of votes between the two top candidates is lesser than total votes voided in about 40 polling units.
“There are 40,988 votes that were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state”
“The margin of lead is 32,476; and going by the margin of lead which is backed up by law in the INEC Regulations and guidelines for the conduct of elections the elections is therefore inconclusive”, he stated.
Haruna therefore maintained that INEC will announced a new date for the rerun election.
New Nigeria reports that before the election was declared inconclusive, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Umar Fintiri, was leading with 367, 471 votes while the governor, Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow of the APC polled 334, 995 votes.