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General News of Tuesday, 21 March 2023


'I'm happy she lost' - Jubilations as INEC declares Adamawa governorship poll inconclusive

Senator Aishatu Dahiru Senator Aishatu Dahiru

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election held on Saturday, March 18 in Adamawa State inconclusive.

According to INEC, the decision was due to the margin of votes recorded in the election by the contestants.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state Senator Aishatu Dahiru popularly known as Binani garnered 390,275 votes, while Ahmadu Fintiri, the incumbent governor and the candidate of the People's Democratic Party, received 421,524.

Elections were canceled in 69 polling places, Prof. Mohamed Mele, the state's collation officer, reported. This had an impact on no less than 37,016 PVC-carrying potential voters.

Following INEC's declaration of the polls in the state as being inconclusive, many people have reacteed to the development.

Some social media users expressed excitement over INEC's decision as they said Binani had allegedly looted billions of money meant for children hence making her incompetent for the position.

Read some comments below:

Franeb: "Mrs Binani ate money for several Nigerian Children who are currently the World's Largest out of school children and you people are hailing her? You people love your corrupt leaders Cos I don't understand why someone who stole N330B excites you."

_AsiwajuLerry: "I heard this Binani woman allegedly looted billions of money meant for children. I take back my compliments and I’m happy she lost! I blame myself for thinking something good can come out of APC again."

Elkrosmediahub: "Wait! Aisha Dahiru (AKA Binani) lost the Adamawa state Guber election?? What was all those talks yesterday of having the first female elected governor in Nigeria about then??"

ChigozieObi_: "As for me I do not celebrate a criminal just cause she’s a woman, no be this kind womens wrongs I support. You’re all the same to me as long as you’ve done badly & selfishly in such a manner that has affected Nigeria I can’t support you & that binani woman is a very big thief"

MrOdanz: "If Binani had won, it would have been wild tho. Imagine being the one that printed the ballot papers INEC used to declare you a winner in an election. Nigeria is a comedy show"