Ahmed Umar Fintiri, the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won the Adamawa State Governorship election.
Fintiri polled a total of 376,552 votes, to beat Jibrilla Bindow, the incumbent Governor and Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who secured 336,386 votes, amounting to a margin of 40,166.
Before Thursday’s supplementary election, Fintiri had polled 367,471 votes, while Bindow had 334,995 votes, leaving a margin of 32,476 votes, and placing him in a quite comfortable position, as only 40,988 votes were cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Bindow might have harboured faint hopes of catching up with his adversary, but it was Fintiri who went even better, further widening the gap, after polling 9,081 votes, at the supplementary exercise to Bidow’s 1,391 votes.
Governor-elect Fintiri, is a former Adamawa State Governor, whose reign remains one of the most short-lived ever in Nigeria’s history.
He was the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, in July 2014, when Murtala Nyako was impeached as Governor. With his Deputy, Bala Ngilari, having supposedly resigned just before the impeachment, Fintiri became Acting Governor for the three months within which the law mandated the conduct of a by-election.