BREAKING: PDP’s Ahmadu Fintiri defeats APC’s Binani to win Adamawa governorship election for second term

Ahmadu Fintiri, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State has won his reelection bid.

Although Fintiri has yet to be formally declared the winner of the election, at the time of this report, the results of all the 21 local government areas in the state have been announced at the INEC collation centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Fintiri, who was first elected governor in 2019 on the same party line, polled 421,522 to defeat his main challenger Aishatu ‘Binani’ Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 390,275.

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Fintiri, 55, defeated an incumbent, Jibrilla Bindow of the APC, in 2019 to become governor. He has been a constant feature in Adamawa politics for years, serving first as a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly.

In 2014, he served briefly as the acting governor from July to October after a political crisis led to the impeachment of then-Governor Murtala Nyako

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Fintiri’s victory has prolonged the emergence of Nigeria’s first elected female governor. After securing her party’s ticket and throughout the election cycle, Binani was seen as the best chance yet for a woman to be elected as governor in Nigeria’s 62 years of post-independence politics.

As of Monday morning, Fintiri was leading Binani after the results of 20 local governments had been announced. But the APC candidate was hopeful of security a large victory in the remaining local government, Fufore.

Fufore’s results were announced Monday evening.

Although Binani won in Fufore, it was not enough to close the margin of victory of Fintiri.

In total, Fintiri won in 13 local governments while Binani won in eight.

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