TRACKING>>The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Adamawa State has called on INEC to rescind its earlier decision of declaring the March 9, Adamawa governorship election inconclusive and declare Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri as the lawful winner of the election.
Addressing journalists at the party’s Secretariat yesterday in Yola, the party Chairman, Barr. Abubakar Shehu ,noted that “it has come to their attention the desperate moves by the leadership of the Adamawa State Government to upturn the mandate of the people”.
One of the alleged moves according to Shehu is for the defeated governor to run to Abuja to lobby the Presidency to cause the State High Court to slam the INEC with an order of injunction restraining the electoral body from conducting the supplementary election and cancel the entire elections.
According to the Chairman: “They intend to use a governorship candidate who allegedly claimed that the logo of his party was omitted on the ballot in the last governorship elections to file a case before the State High Court “.
He stated that an election was held, returns have been made from Units, Wards, Local Government Areas and even State Collation level on the election, saying it’s only the Election Tribunal that can adjudicate on election matters after elections have been held, adding Adamawa governorship elections can’t therefore be an exception.
The Chairman explained that the margin of win or lead of 32,476 votes by Ahmadu Fintiri over his opponent is less than the number of registered voters, maintaining that the 40,988 votes in 44 Polling Units where elections did not hold or were canceled is untenable.