Verdict Day Set: Fintiri vs. Binani Decision on October 28

The Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal is set to announce its judgment on the APC's petition against the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP. The APC candidate, Aishatu Dahiru Binani, contested the election results, citing electoral law violations and fraudulent practices. The tribunal will deliver its verdict on October 28, 2023. This comes amidst the scheduled arraignment of the suspended INEC REC, Hudu Ari, on various charges including false election result announcements.

APC's Petition Against Governor Ahmadu Fintiri's Election

Adamawa State Election Tribunal Sets Judgment Date for APC Candidate's Petition

The Adamawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has announced that it will render its judgment on the case brought forth by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Aishatu Dahiru Binani, contesting the election victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on October 28, 2023.


Previously, the APC and its candidate filed a petition contesting the declaration of Governor Fintiri as the victor of the gubernatorial election held on March 18, 2023. The petition cited extensive violations of electoral laws and fraudulent voting practices. Additionally, the APC and Binani argued that the Tribunal should validate the announcement made by the then Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the State, Hudu Yunusa Ari, proclaiming her as the election winner in the absence of the Returning Officer.

In response, the PDP and its Adamawa State, Governorship Election, Petitions Tribunal, Verdict, APC, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, PDP, Aishatu Dahiru Binani, Electoral Law, Fraudulent Practices, Judgment, October 28, 2023candidate, Fintiri, submitted a motion urging the Tribunal to dismiss the case brought by the APC and its candidate.

Binani has emphasized the urgency of delivering a verdict before the suspended INEC REC, Hudu Ari, faces prosecution for alleged illegal declaration. The Adamawa State High Court of Justice has scheduled Ari's arraignment for November 6, 2023.

Ari is facing multiple charges, including the announcement of false election results, breaching his oath of neutrality, disorderly conduct during elections, inciting disturbance, and impersonating a public servant.

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