Political Tension Heighten In Adamawa, Over Delay In Announcing New Governor
The political situation is still tense in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, over the delay in announcing the final results of the last Saturday governorship poll in the state.
The tension started building up on Sunday, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shifted the final collation of the poll results to Monday.
On Monday morning, armed miscreants for hours, took over the city demanding the declaration of the winner of the poll, while attacking motorsits and robbing people in their homes.
The tension further heightened later on Monday, when INEC announced that the poll was inconclusive, because the results sheets of Fufore local government area, which was delaying the collation exercise, had been hijacked by gunmen.
As at last night, INEC said it was still trying to get all the data in its result viewing portal to enable it conclude the poll.
Meanwhile, both the PDP whose candidate is the incumbent governor, and APC whose candidate is a major contender, have asked INEC to declare their candidates as the winner of the poll.
Wading into the ciontroverssy, Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate told newsmen in Yola on Monday that INEC was plunging the state into anarchy.
Atiku asked INEC to declare the PDP candidate as the wnner, because the results being awaited from Fufore would not affect his lead in the poll.