INEC declares election in Adamawa inconclusive

Dahiru Abubakar Gurin, Yola


The independent National Electoral Commission has declared the governorship election held in Adamawa state, North East Nigeria on Saturday the 9th inconclusive.

The Returning Officer Prof. Andrew Haruna, also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gashua declared the result inconclusive after collating results from the 21 local government areas of the state.

Prof. Haruna said the result was inconclusive because the number of rejected votes were higher than the margin of lead between the two major contenders.

Total valid votes stood at 860,724, rejected votes 27,523,

Total votes cast 888, 247

The PDP polled 367, 471, closely followed by the APC with 334, 995 and ADC’s 113,205

Margin of difference between the winner and the runner up 32, 476.

INEC says there will be a rerun in 44 polling units where elections could not be concluded to determine the eventual winner of the Guber polls in the state.