INEC declares Binani’s announcement as 1st female governor-elect illegal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, as the winner of the Adamawa Governorship election.

Binani has become the first female Governor in the history of Nigeria’s democracy.

Earlier, results from 10 out of the 20 local government areas had been declared while the exercise was adjourned till 11am.

However, Ari announced the final result an hour before the scheduled time.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was leading before the pronouncement was made.

Some PDP supporters in the hall protested the announcement of Binani as the winner by the INEC REC.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner had made the announcement against the returning officer.

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