Inec declares Election in some States inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, March 9, conducted governorship elections across 29 out of 36 states across Nigeria and state House of Assembly elections across the country. The electoral commission on Sunday, March 10, commenced official collation of the governorship results. While some results in some states have been collated and winners announced, collations are still ongoing in some states. Also, INEC has declared the elections in some states inconclusive. READ ALSO: LIVE UPDATES: Official INEC collation of governorship results (Day 3) Six states, Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau, Sokoto, Benue and Kano states, do not have governors elect yet following the inconclusive nature of the guber polls. In four of the six affected states, the margin of win has been smaller than the number of cancelled votes. In Benue, INEC said the decision was expedient following its observation that a high number of electorates were either not able to vote or election did not hold in their communities. Below is the breakdown: BAUCHI APC: 465,456 PDP: 469,512 Rejected: 21,419 Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059 Cancelled Votes: 45,312 ADAMAWA PDP: 367, 471 APC: 334,995 Margin of win: 32,476 Cancelled Votes: 40,988 Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer, said votes were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state. He declared the poll inconclusive. PLATEAU APC: 583,255 PDP: 538,326 Total registered voters 2,480,455 Total accredited voters 1,157,025 Total valid votes 1,154,678 Rejected 15,691 Total votes cast 1,154,678 Margin between the two parties 44,929 Cancelled votes 49,377 SOKOTO Aminu Tambuwal PDP: 489,558 votes Ahmed Aliyu APC: 486,145 votes Margin of Winning 3,413 Cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters BENUE Governor Samuel Ortom PDP: 410,576 Emmanuel Jime APC: 329,022 The INEC's returning officer in the state, Sebastian Maimako, said the decision was expedient following its observation that a high number of electorates were either not able to vote or election did not hold in their communities. KANO Abba Kabir Yusuf PDP: 1,014,474 Abdullahi Umar Ganduje APC: 987,819 Details of the cancelled votes are still awaited at the time of updating this report. Read more: www.naijademand.com.ng
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