In a historic victory, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has defeated incumbent Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla (Bindow) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Adamawa governorship polls.
Fintiri, a former acting governor of Adamawa State, polled 367,471 votes to defeat Bindow who scored 334,995 votes.
Senator Abdul-Azeez Nyako of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) came third with 113,237 votes, while Chief Emmanuel Bello of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came fourth with 29, 792 votes.
The odds were against Fintiri, when he set out to challenge the incumbent.
The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Andrew Haruna said Fintiri, having scored the highest votes and satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”