Verdict 2019: INEC declares Adamawa gubernatorial election inconclusive
Adamu Muhammad Dodo
Election INCONCLUSIVE in Adamawa State (Summary)
PDP – 367,471
APC – 334,995
ADC – 113,205
SDP – 29,785
Difference – 32,476
Cancelled Votes – 40,988
Registered Voters – 1,973,083
Accredited Voters – 894,481
Total Votes – 860,724
Rejected Votes – 27,523
Total Votes Cast – 888,247
The independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Adamawa state gubernatorial election held l Saturday March 9, 2019, inconclusive, The Periscope Global reporting politics will reveal.
The Returning Officer Prof. Andrew Haruna the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gashua declared the result inconclusive after collating results from the 21 local government areas of the state.
Haruna said the election was inconclusive because the number of rejected votes cast were more than the leading margin between the two major contenders; governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of APC and Rt. Hon. Ahmad Umaru Fintiri of PDP.
Total valid votes stood at 860,724,
The rejected votes cast stood at 27,523,
The total valid votes cast stood 888, 247
PDP’s Fintiri polled 367, 471. He was closely followed by the APC’s Bindow with 334, 995.
ADC’s Sen. Abdulaziz Nyako was the third runner who was left some distance behind having scored (the spoiler votes) 113,205
The difference margin between the winner PDP and the runner up APC was just 32, 476 votes.
Haruna, based on the above mentioned results, announced that there would be a rerun election in 44 polling units where elections could not be concluded to be able to determine the actual winner of the gubernatorial election in the state.