Adamawa Guber Result: Binani Not Gov-Elect, Says PRNigeria Fact-Check
POLITICS DIGEST- Findings by a PRNigeria fact-check revealed that the complete result of the Adamawa State gubernatorial election is yet to be announced.
The fact-check also indicates that only figures in 20 local governments have been announced out of 21 local governments, with the incumbent Governor of the State and candidate of the PDP, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, presently leading with 35,615 votes.
Prior to the investigation by PRNigeria, social media and other news outlets yesterday were awash with claims that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani, made history by being the first elected female Governor in Nigeria by polling 409,909 votes against PDP’s 406,617.
In verifying the social media claims, PRNigeria monitored results collation from both INEC’s IReV portal and the State Collation state but the winner of the election has not yet been announced by INEC as of the time of this fact check, being Monday 20th March at 09:00hrs.
Further findings by PRNigeria indicate that the gubernatorial race in Adamawa State is a very fierce one with the two leading parties going neck and neck.
INEC has so far only announced 20 of the 21 LGA’s in the state and the figures show the governorship candidate of the PDP Ahmadu Fintiri, maintaining a slim lead over Send Aisha Dahiru Binani of the APC.
While the governor who is seeking re-election has clearly won in about 11 LGAs, Binani has taken about 7 councils, however, the margins between both contending candidates are narrow.
In all, results in 20 local governments have been announced out of 21 local governments, with the governor of the state and candidate of the PDP, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintri, presently leading with 35,615 votes.
PRNigeria therefore concludes that as at 09:00hrs of Monday 20th March 2023, no official announcement is made on the winner of Adamawa Gubernatorial Elections.
Therefore, the claim that Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani has made history as the first elected female Governor in the country is MISLEADING.