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PDP supporters protest in Adamawa, demand release of governorship election results

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their supporters in Adamawa State on Monday took to the streets of Yola to protest the controversies over the inconclusive governorship election in the state.
The protesting PDP supporters who comprise of youth, men and women, moved in droves to the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola, protesting the partisanship of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State and the illegal announcement of uncollated result. The protesters demanded the INEC to declare the official result of the governorship election after the supplementary polls on Saturday. They cautioned the commission against disregarding or disrespecting the mandate of the people of the state in the elections.
The PDP supporters complained of lack of transparency in the election in Adamawa State, noting that the governorship election should have been concluded in with the March 18 elections as in several other states.
The PDP supporters protested that the supplementary election was a charade, arguing that results collated so far indicated that “it is obvious that Governor Umaru Fintiri won the election.”
The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Adamawa State on Sunday caused disruption by announcing an uncollated result, declaring the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Aishatu Ahmed, winner of the election.
The Headquarters of the INEC in Abuja promptly declared the action of the Adamawa REC null and void, and subsequently suspended the process.