INEC to hold supplementary election in 14 LGAs in Adamawa

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the governorship supplementary election scheduled for March 23, will hold across 14 local government areas of the state.

Kasim Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Adamawa, disclosed this on Sunday in Yola, the state capital.

Gaidam said the election will be conducted in 29 wards (registration areas) and 44 polling units where over 40,000 votes were cancelled in the March 9 governorship election.

“The commission had 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.

Others 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’s 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 Andrew Haruna, INEC returning officer, showed that the PDP candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri scored 367,472 votes, while Muhammad Bindow, the APC candidate and incumbent governor, secured a total of 334,995 votes, leaving a margin of 32,476 votes.

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