Aishatu Binani of the All Progressives Congress, APC has been declared Governor-Elect of Adamawa State in the Supplementary election held on Saturday,April 15.
She was declared winner around 9am on Sunday,April 16 by the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner ,Hudu Ari.
The announcement came while the final collation of results from the supplementary election were being awaited.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner Hudu Ari, who had been asked to step aside due to controversies that trailed his conduct in the March 15 substantive poll, suddenly turned up at the collation centre on Sunday morning at around 9am to announce Aishatu of APC as winner.
The INEC returning officer for the election is Prof Mohammed Mele who was in charge of the process of collation at the conclusion of the supplementary election on Saturday, along with two supervising INEC National Commissioners
Results from supplementary elections from polling units in 10 local government areas were announced until the exercise was adjourned at around 1am on Sunday to resume again by 11am
However, by the time journalists arrived the state collation centre, they were informed that the REC had come in around 9am to announce a winner, amid protests by party agents who challenged the powers of the REC to usurp the position of the returning officer
Security has been beefed up as tension is high already in the area