Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State, on Monday, staged a demonstration over the gubernatorial election in the state.
The protesters, who went through the streets of Yola, capital of Adamawa, carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Adamawa is not for sale” and “INEC the world is watching”, among others.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Ari Hudu, had on Sunday declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Binani Dahiru, as the winner of the election, sparking a controversy.
The declaration of election results is the responsibility of the returning officer, and not the resident electoral commissioner.
At the time the REC announced Binani as winner of the poll, results of the supplementary election from 10 LGAs had yet to be collated.
From the results collated on Saturday, Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa governor and candidate of the PDP, was in the lead.
Independent National Electoral Commission has since nullified the declaration and summoned the REC and the Returning Officer in the election, Mele Lamido, to its headquarters in Abuja.
Deputy Director-General of the PDP Campaign Council in Adamawa, Felix Kinjamo, who addressed newsmen during the protest, said INEC should conclude the election and announce Fintiri as the winner.