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Adamawa Election: Fufore LG to determine Binani’s fate as Fintiri maintains lead

Adamawa State governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri, maintains his lead in the governorship election after the announcement of results from 20 of the state’s 21 local governments.

But Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), remains hopeful of becoming the first woman to be elected a state governor in Nigeria. Her hope is hinged on securing a large victory in Fufure, the only local government whose results are yet to be formally declared.

From the results announced so far, Mr Fintiri is leading with over 35,000 votes. While he has 401,113 votes, Binani has 365,498 votes.

The APC will need to surpass the current voting gap to be declared the winner of the election in the state.

Mr Fintiri won in 13 LGAs while Binani won in seven of the 20 declared so far.

Already, officials of both the PDP and APC are pointing accusing fingers at each other claiming that moves are being made to alter the Fufore result.

“What’s happening in Adamawa to Sen. Binani is UNACCEPTABLE. Reports are that officials of @inecnigeria are under pressure by Gov. Fintiri to change the result of Fufore LGA to reduce her clear lead in the Gov. race. This is the 1st woman to come this far! INEC MUST HALT THIS NOW!” APC presidential spokesperson Festus Keyamo wrote in a Tweet.

There is also fear of violence in the state as apprehension grows over the results.

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