Tribunal upholds Fintiri’s election

Adamawa State Governorship Electoral Petitions Tribunal on Saturday, dismissed the petition filed by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani against Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Binani filed a petition challenging the governorship election conducted by INEC on the 18th March, 2023.

Senator Binani, in her petition instituted had joined INEC, Fintiri and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as respondents, alleging that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the electoral act.

In her judgement, the Chairman of the tribunal, T. O. Uloho, dismissed the petition and affirms the election of Governor Umaru Fintiri.

On April 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Umaru Fintiri winner after a supplementary election.

In the rerun, Fintiri polled 9,337 votes, besting Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani of All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 6,513 votes.

At the end of the entire exercise, Fintiri polled 430,861 votes, defeating Binani who got 398, 788 votes.