Governor Jibrilla Bindow on Friday evening accepted defeat and congratulated Ahmadu Fintiri for emerging winner of the 2019 Adamawa State governorship election.
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday morning declared Fintiri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the winner after polling 376,552 votes to defeat Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bindow got 336,386 votes, while Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the ADC scored 113,237, followed by SDP’s Emmanuel Bello, who polled 29,792 votes.
“In view of the outcome and declaration of the results by INEC, I wish to congratulate the Governor-Elect Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over his election as the incoming Governor of Adamawa State and wish him successful tenure,” he said.
“As a democrat, I cherish democratic norms and values, as it is practised in the civilised world.”
Returning Officer for Adamawa, Professor Andrew Haruna, declared the winner after the supplementary election in 44 polling units across 14 areas of the northeast state.
Fintiri, who recorded 367,472 votes at the March 9 Adamawa governorship poll, which was declared inconclusive, polled 8,839 votes in the supplementary election held on 28 March. His closest rival, governor Bindow, got 1391 votes.
Concise News understands that the total votes cast was 899,097, out of which 871,307 votes were valid while 27,790 votes were invalid.