DEVELOPING: Controversy Trails REC’s Declaration Of Binani As Gov-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) moments ago declared Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, as winner of the Adamawa Governorship election.

The declaration was made by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa, Prof Hudu Yunus Ari who
declared Binani as winner midway into the collation.

Results from 10 out of the 20 local government areas had been declared while the exercise was adjourned till 11am.

However, Ari made a pronouncement an hour before the scheduled time.

By law, it is the Returning Officer Mele Lamido that is supposed to make a return on results, not the REC.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was leading before the pronouncement was made.

Some PDP supporters in the hall had protested why the announcement was made by the REC instead of the returning officer.

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