INEC confirms April 15 for Adamawa Gov/Assembly supplementary elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the supplementary elections for Saturday, April 15 to determine the Governor and four outstanding Assembly members.

The governorship election as well as elections in four House of Assembly constituencies were declared inconclusive after the March 18 exercise in the State.

Assuring on Wednesday the supplementary elections scheduled for April 15 would go as planned, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa also assured that the elections would be credible.

Yunusa confirmed that the governorship rerun will be done in 69 polling units across 20 local government areas with 32,935 collected PVCs.

He announced the update while hosting a stakeholders meeting that discussed the rerun.

The stakeholders meeting was held against doubts severally expressed, especially by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and other supporters of the party’s governorship candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, about Yunusa being trustworthy.

Calls have severally been made for Yunusa’s removal after audio leaked in the course of the initial March 18 governorship election in which he allegedly instructed an INEC subordinate to favour an opponent of Fintiri.

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Ari, who has so far survived the calls for his removal, said the Wednesday afternoon INEC-Stakeholders meeting that supplementary elections to finally determine outstanding four House of Assembly members will be held in Girei, Gombi, Numan and Toungo LGAs.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri who is the PDP governorship candidate for the April 15 rerun will go into it with 421,524 votes; while Sen Aisha Ahmed Binani of All Progressives Congress (APC), will participate in the rerun with 390,375 votes received from the initial March 18 election.