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Drama-filled 2023 Adamawa Governorship Election Finally Resolved with Fintiri Declared Winner

The Adamawa governorship election was a hotly contested affair, marked by drama and controversy. The results of the election were unresolved until the late hours of Thursday, causing much uncertainty and tension among the electorate.

However, after a meeting held by INEC, the election commission made a series of resolutions for the Adamawa Governorship Election.

Firstly, they decided to write to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate and prosecute the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa Ari.

Secondly, they asked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to draw the attention of the “appointing authority” to the REC’s unwholesome behavior.

Finally, the collation process was to resume at a time determined by the Returning Officer. In the end, the incumbent Governor Ahmadu Fintiri emerged as the winner of the supplementary governorship election.

This was 48 hours after Aisha Dahiru ‘Binani’ was controversially declared the governor-elect by Yunusa-Ari, who had taken over the duty of the returning officer. Yunusa-Ari was promptly suspended following the announcement.

The Returning Officer, Prof Mohammed Mele, announced that Fintiri had polled 430,861 votes, defeating his closest rival, Aisha Dahiru ‘Binani’, who garnered 398,738 votes.

With the election now concluded, Adamawa State can move forward with a sense of finality and closure.

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