The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Umaru Fintiri, took a slight lead over his major challenger, incumbent Governor Umaru Bindow of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the governorship election in the state.
So far, according to the results of the eight local government area announced, Mr Fintiri is slightly leading with a total of 152,897 votes, while Bindow had 150,431 votes.
The eight LGAs from where the results had thus come by some minutes to 2pm when collation was paused for a lunch break Sunday, were Shelleng, Yola South, Gurei, and Mubi North where Bindow had winning votes, as well as Mayo-Belwa, Yola North, Song and Michika where Fintiri has larger numbers of votes.
The results from the eight LGAs have largely conformed to type in terms of voting patterns for the big two political parties, except that the APC won Yola North in the presidential election of February 23 as against the reality with this governorship election.
The result thus far, with 13 more LGAs to go, also confirms predictions that the governorship election in Adamawa State would be a close race between the APC and the PDP.