Senator Aishatu Ahmed, better known as Binani, is running for governor of Adamawa State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, and he has called for a review of the outcomes of the March 18 governorship elections in the state’s 16 local government districts.
With a plan for a run-off election in 69 polling places, the Independent National Election Commission pronounced the state’s governorship election inconclusive.
It has not yet been decided when the additional elections at the 69 polling places spread throughout the 47 registration zones would take place.
Both Binani and PDP candidate Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has contested the results of the election, and the two have taken their fight to INEC’s Abuja headquarters.
While Binani spoke on Channels TV Politics Today, which was watched by our correspondent, and said the Resident Electoral Commissioner did well by declaring the poll inconclusive, Fintiri and his camp argued that the Returning Officer had erred in declaring the election inconclusive.
“Anyone who watched or monitored the election of Adamawa State understands that the election was marked by violence, rigging, over-voting, and all sorts of abnormalities,” Binani stated in support of his request for INEC to examine the results. In my opinion, the numbers that were provided to me were fabricated. Because the BVAS was bypassed in some cases if one digs deep enough. You will discover that more than 30 persons must have voted if the BVAS accredited 10 people. The only way the REC could have been blameless is to declare the results inconclusive, which is one of the anomalies.
Binani claimed that her attorneys had written INEC to request a review of the election results based on the constitution within seven days.
The election was announced on the 20th, and INEC has seven days to conduct a review if the candidate requests one. Thus, my lawyer wrote to INEC on the 22nd of this month. Thus, I requested in a letter that my legal team reviews around 16 local government regions.