Adamawa on fire as INEC shifts declaration of governorship election result


By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

Yola, the Adamawa state capital was in turmoil late on Sunday after political and miscreants unleashed terror on the citizens following the stalemate arising from the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission, to declare the governorship results.

The governorship election had the incumbent, Umar Fintri of the being challenged by Senator Aisha Binani on the platform of the .

A report by said that trouble began at the Collation Centre at the INEC headquarters, moments after the Returning Officer of the poll, Mohammed Mele, announced the shift of the declaration of the results to Monday, morning, at 1 am.

When news of the postponement reportedly filtered into the capital city, thugs in their hundreds took over strategic locations to attack innocent citizens and passersby, motorists, and other committees.

Hoodlums capitalized on the frenzied situation to rob and attack people, even in their homes.

Politicians, journalists, INEC staff, and others at the Collation centre were held hostage at the INEC headquarters as nobody dared to drive out of the premises.

Only the Service Commanders were able to smuggle themselves to their houses, while others who were at INEC on election duties were held as hostages.

The hoodlums who were armed to the teeth with guns and other dangerous weapons burnt disused tyres, trees, and sorts on the streets.

Reports said that the outcome of the Adamawa governorship election was of interest being that it is the home state of the PDP presidential candidate, and also that of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

The incumbent, Fintiri, is strongly backed by Atiku while Aisha Buhari is backing Binani with her full chest with the intention of producing the first elected female of .


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