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BREAKING: INEC declares Plateau, Adamawa guber polls inconclusive

To conduct a re-run in Bauchi within 21 days

The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has declared Plateau and Adamawa governorship elections inconclusive.

INEC took the decision on Monday after failing to announce the winner in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, the electoral umpire said it will conduct a re-run in Bauchi State within 21 days

in Bauchi state and will therefore conduct a re-run within 21 days after also declaring as “inconclusive”, outcome of the governorship election in the state.

Prof. Mohammed Kyari, Returning Officer who made the declaration on Monday said that apart from the cancellation of the result from entire Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area because of irregularities, the exercise in some other polling units also suffered the same fate.

“The margin between the winner and opponent is less than the total number of votes cancelled in some polling units.

“By law, since the margin of winner is less than the total number of votes cancelled and registered voters in the areas where the votes have been cancelled, this elections is hereby declared inconclusive,” he said.

He said his decision was in line with section 26 part 53 of the Electoral Act.

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