Adamawa Poll: Binani Urges INEC to Review Results Before Supplementary Poll
POLITICS DIGEST – The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, Aisha Binani has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review the results of the governorship election in some LGAs in Adamawa.
She made the call during a programme on Channels TV on Friday.
Binani added that her victory in the governorship election would be for all Nigerian women and girls.
The electoral commission had declared the state’s governorship election inconclusive over alleged irregularities.
Before the declaration, Ahmadu Fintiri, the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had won 13 LGAs while Binani secured seven.
Binani accused the governor and the PDP of using violence to manipulate the election, alleging that INEC ad-hoc staff were not present in some polling centres.
The governorship candidate said she is not afraid of running against the incumbent governor in a supplementary election.
“I am never afraid but all I am asking is that the INEC should conduct a review of the said LGAs so that it will bring out the real figures for all the candidates,” she added.
“That is just all I am asking and as soon as that is done, we would be home and dry and then we will be confident to go back to the field. That is just all I am asking.”
Commenting on the possibility of becoming the first elected female governor, she said: “I am not doing this for myself, I am doing this for every girl child in this country. It is for all the women in Nigeria.”