INEC cancels 54,668 votes in Ebonyi over card reader malfunction- Collation officer reveals

INEC cancels 54,668 votes in Ebonyi over card reader malfunction- Collation officer reveals

- Professor Chukwuemeka Eze, the collation officer for INEC in Ebonyi has said that a total number of 54,668 were cancelled in the state

- Eze said the votes were rejected due to card readers malfunctioning issues

- The collation officer said there was a total number of 1,392,931 registered voters, while 391,747 electorates were accredited

Professor Chukwuemeka Eze, Ebonyi collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, February 26, in Abuja said that the total votes of 54,668 were cancelled in the state due to card reader issues.

Eze, who is also the vice chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, made this known when he was giving a rundown of the election results for 13 local government areas of the state at the INEC national collation centre in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

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In his words: “A total number of 1,392,931 were registered voters; 391,747 voters were accredited; 379,394 votes were cast and a total of 359,131 were recorded as valid votes, while 20,263 were rejected in the 13 LGA of the state."

Eze said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a number of 258,575 votes, the All Progressives Party (APC) scored 90,726 votes, while the Africa Action Congress (AAC) secured 205 votes.

The INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, some moments after adjourned the meeting to 10am.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alhaji Umar Abdulkadi-Sarki of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) emerged winner of Saturday’s election for Katagum federal constituency in Bauchi state.

Announcing the result in Azare on Monday, February 25, the returning officer of the INEC, Professor Demo Kalla, said the winner polled 23,680 votes to defeat other contestants.

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