INEC Announces Date For Supplementary Elections In Adamawa, Kebbi, Others

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed Saturday, April 15 for the conduct of all outstanding Governorship, National Assembly supplementary re-run elections.

The announcement came barely one week after the Governorship election of Adamawa state was declared inconclusive where All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Aishatu Dahiru, Popularly known as Binani, got 390,275 votes, while the incumbent Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the Peoples Democratic garnered 421,524 votes.

However, INEC State Collation Officer,, Professor Muhammad Mele of the University of Maiduguri, declared the election inconclusive due to the margin of votes.

It is also expected that the electoral umpire will also conduct the supplementary election in Kebbi state on Saturday, April 15.

INEC Returning Officer, Professor Yusuf Saidu, had last week Monday declared the results inconclusive.

In Sokoto, all the National Assembly seats were declared inconclusive after February 25 election.

Although Governorship and legislative elections have been concluded in most parts of Nigeria, the elections were declared inconclusive in some states and legislative district.

Other states where electiond will be held are, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa,Ebonyi, Edo, Ino, Jigawa, Kano, and Ekiti states.

. Others are, Oyo, Rivers Kogi, Zamfara, Taraba, Plateau and Yobe state.

Elections are usually declared inconclusive when the total number of cancelled votes is more than the vote margin between the winner and the runner – up.

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