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Why INEC Declared The Governorship Election Inconclusive In Six States

Supplementary governorship election to hold in six states on March 23

Funsho Akinwale

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday declared the election inconclusive in six states.

The affected states are Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa, Benue, Plateau and Bauchi.

March 23 has been fixed for the conclusion of the election to avoid any trouble or complaints from all political parties involved.

The electoral body, in its statement, on Tuesday said the election was postponed for several reasons, including an attack on a collation centre, ballot box snatching and discontinuation of the use of smart card readers, among other issues.

INEC, on its Twitter handle, added that all the Returning Officers from the six states declared the exercise inconclusive before calling for a supplementary election in the six affected states.

Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party, which seems to be leading in all the six states, has claimed victory of the election. The party insists that INEC is only playing out a script of the ruling party to ensure APC wins the six states by all means.

The likes of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambual, and his Benue State counterpart, Governor Ortom, have vowed to head to court if any manipulation of result arises after the supplementary election.