Our reporter/ Yunusa Ari, the resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa, on Sunday morning announced Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the state governorship election.
The announcement immediately elicited protests from members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Before the collation of exercise was suspended on Saturday night, results from 10 LGAs had been announced — and Binani was trailing Ahmadu Fintiri, the incumbent governor and PDP candidate.
The collation of results of the remaining 10 LGAs was expected to commence by 11am on Sunday.
Governorship election results are traditionally announced by the state returning officer.
Mele Lamido, the returning officer for the Adamawa governorship election, was not present when Ari announced Binani as the winner of the election.
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