The Adamawa Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed the case of Aishatu Dahiru of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) contesting the election of Governor Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Adamawa State.
The tribunal dismissed the case, stating that it failed to demonstrate meaningful compliance with electoral regulations.
The tribunal in Yola had previously dismissed petitions submitted by Dr. Umaru Ardo, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Adamawa State, against the governor’s election as lacking merit.
Despite the unconstitutional proclamation by the rogue Nigerian REC, Hudu Yunusa Ari, that brought global condemnation and public outrage, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared PDP’s Fintiri the winner of the March 18 governorship race.
The leading judge who read the judgement ,Justice Theodora Uloho alongside Justice Mustapha Ramat and Justice Umar Abdulnasir said Hudu’s declaration is nul and void
Fintiri received 421,524 votes to defeat Aishatu Binani of the APC, who received 390,275 votes, and Dr. Umar Ardo of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who finished third.
Also, the SDP and APC filed applications before the tribunal disputing Fintiri’s election victory.