- INEC has revealed more details on Adamawa governorship supplementary election
- The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kasim Gaidam, said the election scheduled for Saturday, March 23, would be conducted in 14 local government areas of the state
- Gaidam said the election would be held in 29 wards and 44 polling units where over 40,000 votes were earlier cancelled
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the governorship supplementary election scheduled on Saturday, March 23, would be conducted in 14 local government areas of the state.
Legit.ng reports that Kasim Gaidam, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 17, in Yola.
Gaidam said the election would be conducted in 29 wards (Registration Areas) and 44 Polling Units where over 40,000 votes were earlier cancelled in the recent governorship selection.
“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.
Other 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 voters cards collected or accredited voters.
He said: “Other figures being circulated should be disregarded as only report released by the Returning Officer should be considered.”
It would be recalled that the results of the governorship election announced by INEC returning officer, Andrew Haruna, showed that the PDP candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, scored 367,472 votes, while a total of 334,995 votes was scored by incumbent governor, Muhammad Bindow, the APC candidate. The margin between them was 32,476 votes. (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), urged APC governorship candidate, Governor Muhammad Bindow to honorably concede defeat in the interest of peace in Adamawa state.
It was reported that Lawal was reacting to the release of delimitation details of polling units for governorship re-run election fixed for Saturday, March 23 as released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the state.
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