Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

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Umaru Fintiri
Governor of Adamawa State
Assumed office
May 29, 2019
Preceded byBindo Jibrilla
Acting Governor of Adamawa State
In office
July 16, 2014 – October 1, 2014
Preceded byMurtala Nyako
Succeeded byBala James Ngilari
Speaker, Adamawa State Assembly
In office
January 2014 – July 16, 2014
Personal details
Born (1967-10-27) 27 October 1967 (age 53)
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party, PDP

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri born (October 27, 1967) is the current governor of Adamawa State.[1] He was a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and was appointed the Speaker of the House. He became the acting Governor of Adamawa State Nigeria following the impeachment of the then governor, admiral Murtala Nyako in July 2014,[2][3] handing later to Bala James Ngilari after serving for three months.[4]

Fintiri won the governorship election of Adamawa State which took place on the 9th of March 2019, however, the election was declared inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes was more than the margin between the winner and his close opponent.[5] Fintiri was declared winner of the by-election in the early hours of Friday after having secured 376,552 votes to defeat the incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.[6]

Political career[edit]

In the March 9 2019 Adamawa State gubernatorial election and upon the completion of March 28, 2019 Adamawa State supplementary election, Ahmad was declared winner of the Election having polled 376,552 votes defeating the Incumbent governor Bindo Jibrilla of the All Progressive Congress who polled 336,386 votes.[7][8][9][10]

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  1. ^ "Breaking INEC Declares PDPs Fintiri Winner of Adamawa Governorship Elections". Punch Nigeria. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ Tukur, Sani. "Adamawa Speaker, Umaru Fintiri was sworn in as Acting Governor". Premium Times. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ Olaotan, Falade. "EXCLUSIVE: Why Adamawa PDP flag bearer, Umaru Fintiri's name appeared on Buhari's travel ban list". The News Guru. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  4. ^ Musa, Njadvara. "Fintiri, Buni win tickets in Adamawa, Yobe". Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Channels TV. "INEC Declares Plateau, Adamawa Governorship Elections Inconclusives". Channels Television. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Breaking PDPs Fintiri Wins Adamawa Governorship Elections". Channels Television. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. ^ "PDP's Fintiri wins Adamawa governorship election". 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  8. ^ "PDP's Fintiri Wins Adamawa Governorship Election". Channels Television. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  9. ^ "Fintiri win Adamawa Govnorship election". BBC News Pidgin. 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  10. ^ "UPDATED: INEC declares PDP's Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship election". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-03-19.