Tribunal Affirms Election Of Adamawa State Governor Fintiri


The Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has affirmed the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri in the March 18th polls, dismissing the petition filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Aishatu Binani.

Delivering the judgement on Saturday, Justice Theodora Uloho, the chairman of the tribunal, said the petition failed to establish the allegation of non-adherence to the Electoral Act during the election.

“The petitioner failed to establish the allegation of non-compliance with the Electoral Act and prove the case with cogent, credible and satisfactory evidence.

“All documents tendered by the petitioner were dumped on the tribunal and the star witness did not demonstrate any of the documents to link it with any of their material allegation in the petition,” said Justice Uloho.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Fintiri as the winner after he scored 430,861 votes to defeat Binani, who scored 398,788 votes.

However, Binani filed a petition challenging the declaration, alleging that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act.

Reacting to the ruling, Mr Sani Garba, the counsel to Binani, said he would study the judgement and intimate the petitioners on the next line of action.