Bauchi, Adamawa… INEC declares guber polls inconclusive in four states

Four states — Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto state — do not have a clear cut governors elect following the inconclusive nature of the guber polls. 

In all these states, the margin of win has been smaller than the number of cancelled votes, narrowing the race to any of the top two candidates game to take.

In Bauchi

APC: 465,456
PDP: 469,512

Rejected: 21,419

Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059

Cancelled Votes: 45,312

INEC therefore declared the state guber election inconclusive.

In Adamawa

PDP: 367, 471

APC: 334,995

Margin of win: 32,476

Cancelled Votes:  40,988

Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer, said votes were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state.

He declared the poll inconclusive.

In Plateau

The story is not any different in Plateau state, where Simon Lalong of the APC is seeking re-election.

Final result for the governorship poll

APC: 583,255

PDP: 538,326

Total registered voters 2,480,455

Total accredited voters 1,157,025

Total valid votes 1,154,678

Rejected 15,691

Total votes cast 1,154,678

Margin between the two parties 44,929

Cancelled votes 49,377

In Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal of the PDP has his fate hanging in balance as his state guber poll was declared inconclusive, for the same reason.

Sokoto State Governorship election declared inconclusive

Aminu Tambuwal PDP: 489,558 votes
Ahmed Aliyu APC: 486,145 votes

Margin of Winning 3,413

Cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters