Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, has revealed why the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the governorship election in the State inconclusive.
Premium Politics reported that the electoral body declared the election in the state after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Senator Aishatu Dahiru famously known as Binani scored 390, 275 while the incumbent, Governor, Fintiri, of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, polled 421,524.
The INEC state collation officer, Prof Muhammadu Mele of the University of Maiduguri declared the election inconclusive due to the margin of votes.
He said, “Elections were not held in 47 wards, affecting 69 polling units. So, this gives us a margin of 31,249. The total number of PVCs collected in places where elections were not held amounted to 37,016.”
Fintiri, while speaking on Channels Television on Friday stated that INEC is responsible for the controversies surrounding the state gubernatorial election.
“The trouble started when the All Progressives Party, APC started using thuggery to snatch the results summary sheet from Furore LGA collation after results have come in from all the wards.
“The snatching of the summary sheet was masterminded by the House of Representatives elect from that Constituency. They know he has his house, children and two wives in Furore LGA, but nothing was done.
“The REC (Hudu Yunusa Ari) has been caught on tape telling the collation officer from Furore that he has orders from above to deliver APC. They should not allow the man to continue because of his questionable character.
“All I am saying is that his integrity is in question with the kind of reputation INEC has built; the man should be withdrawn from the state”, he revealed