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Confusion As INEC Declares Adamawa Polls Inconclusive




It has been confusion in Adamawa State since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the state’s governorship election inconclusive.

Professor Andrew Haruna the returning officer while announcing the results said “Adamawa had a total number of 1,973,083 registered voters, accredited voters : 894, 481; valid votes 860,724, votes cast: 888,247 and rejected votes: 27,523

While confirming votes casted as: ADC 113, 105, APC 334,995; PDP 367,471 and SDP 29,785, Prof. Haryana said there were areas where elections had been affected either due to cancellation or over voting, insecurity etc.

Basing his judgement on the electoral provision, he said that the law stated clearly that where the numbers of registered voters cancelled surpassed the margin of lead by a keenly contested two parties, the election will be declare inconclusive.

Considering the numbers of margin of lead 32,476 and the total number of votes cancelled 40,988, the Prof. declared the election inconclusive.

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