The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday governorship election held in Adamawa and Sokoto inconclusive.
Disclosing this on Monday at 3:30am, the Adamawa State Returning Officer for the governorship election, Prof Andrew Haruna, stated that due to the slim margin between the two major contestants, Umaru Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 367,471 votes against the 334,995 votes polled by Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the commission declared the election inconclusive.
In the same vein,INEC also declared the governorship election in Sokoto inconclusive.
The returning officer, professor Fatima B. Mukhtar said the margin of votes that separates the two parties in the election was far below the total of number of 75,000 registered voters where cancellations were effected in 136 polling units across 22 LGs
“Considering the party with the highest votes which margin is 3,415 above its opponent and is too narrow and far below the cancelled registered voters, I hereby declare the exercise inconclusive.”
According to her” INEC will decide on the next line of action.”
However, PDP candidate, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal polled 489,558 while his opponent, Ahmed Aliyu of the APC scored 486,145 votes.