Adamawa governorship election: Concede defeat honorably for interest Of peace--Babachir Lawal tells Gov Bindow


Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has admonished the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Governor Muhammad Bindow, to honorably concede defeat in the interest of peace in Adamawa State.

The governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by Professor Andrew Haruna, the Returning Officer for Adamawa State, who said the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the two leading contestants.

Lawal spoke in reaction to the release of delimitation details of polling units for governorship re-run election fixed for 23 March as released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the state.

The delimitation details signed by Bakari Musa, Administrative Secretary, for the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Kassim Gaidam, revealed that the total number of registered voters in the 44 polling units stands 34,101 against 40,948 being speculated.

The details was sequel to the demand by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as condition for the re-run elections in the affected units.

However, Lawal stated that conceding defeat by APC candidate Governorship to give peace a chance, in the state, is aimed at strengthening democratic norms, adding that another election is only four years away.

“The only honorable thing to do is for my party’s candidate, Governor Bindow to concede and give peace a chance.

“Therefore let’s not allow elections to cause trouble between brothers, Bindow can go back to the drawing board and launch himself back, he maintained.



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