Politics

Fintiri Wins Adamawa PDP Primaries

Adamawa State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has secured the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the October 11 governorship election in the state.

Mr. Fintiri defeated other aspirants in the primary election held in Yola, the state capital, on Saturday.

In an intense election which lasted up to the early hours of Sunday, Mr. Fintiri  won the primaries with 624 votes. The current Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, came second with 197 votes.

A former Lagos and Borno military administrator, Buba Marwa, got 54 votes, while Umar Ardo, and a member of the State Assembly, Jerry Kumdiisi, scored 9 and 4 votes respectively.

There were also 23  invalid votes.

The results were declared by the chairman of the primary and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole at about 4: 03 a.m.

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