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Adamawa Boils As Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Shifts Declaration on Governorship Election



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

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

Trouble began at the Collation Center at the INEC headquarters moments after the Returning Officer of the poll, Professor Mohammed Mele announced the shift of the declaration of the results to Monday morning at about 1 am.

When news of the postponement 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 frenzy 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.

The outcome of the Adamawa governorship election is of interest being that it is the home state of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar 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 governor of Nigeria..…CONTINUE.YOUR.READING

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