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INEC schedules Adamawa supplementary election for Thursday

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THE Adamawa State  supplementary election for governorship has been scheduled for Thursday, March 28.

The new date was fixed following the lifting of the court order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting  supplementary election in the state.

Kasim Gaidam, the Adamawa State’s resident electoral commissioner made this known on Tuesday at the INEC state office in Yola.

Gaidam said efforts with various security agencies to ensure violence-free exercise was ongoing, adding that only voters with permanent voters’ cards would be allowed into polling centres.

The supplementary election will take place at 44 polling units in 29 wards spread  across 14 local government areas in the state.

Some of the LGAs listed, according to Gaidam, include Yola South, Fufore, Ganye, Girei, Guyuk, and Hong. Others are Lamurde, Numan, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Shelleng, Song and Toungo local government areas.

In the result of the March 9 election, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Fintiri, was leading with a total votes of 367,472 votes while the incumbent governor, Muhammad Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC), secured  334,995 votes. The margin between them was 32,477 votes.

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