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Binani not announced as Yola’s governor

CLAIM: A Twitter user @goldmyneTV posted a video of people celebrating in Yola, claiming that Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, has become the first female governor to be elected.

FINDING: INEC did not announce Binani as the governor-elect of Adamawa state. According to the Premium Times report, as of 4pm today, only ten local governments have been announced out of Adamawa’s 21 local governments. In the report, PDP’s candidate and incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, currently leads with 186,536 votes, while APC’s Binani has 179,264.

VERDICT: Incorrect 

SOURCE: Premium Times 

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