by Hauwa Gambo
What a difference a week makes! Just over a week after he was removed along with four other governors as governor, the former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, is set to return to Government House.
Giving details of the win, Premium Times says: “the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate garnered 302, 986 votes to beat his Action Congress of Nigeria challenger, Markus Gundiri, who polled 260, 405 votes. The candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Buba Marwa, was only been able to win 107, 564 votes.
“Mr. Nyako won 13 of the 21 local goverments while the ACN candidate prevailed in eight. By winning the majority of votes and 25 per cent of votes in two-thirds of the local government areas in the state, Mr. Nyako has fulfilled the constitutional requirements to be pronounced winner.”
This victory goes against the prediction of pundits, as popular former Lagos administrator and media favourite Buba Marwa, failed to win even in his Michika local government and the Action Congress of Nigeria’s Markus Gundiri, who looked like the winner last night.
For the victory to be formal, INEC’s returning officer for the state will make an official announcement.
UPDATE: It’s now official. INEC has officially announced Murtala Nyako as the winner of the Adamawa governorship elections.