Zamfara bye-election: INEC declares poll inconclusive as 2 staff get missing

Zamfara bye-election: INEC declares poll inconclusive as 2 staff get missing

- The standard of INEC, the Zamfara bye-election did not go off smoothly

- This is why the commission on Sunday, December 5, cancelled the election

- Moreover, INEC's returning officer in the state disclosed that the whereabouts of two of the agency's ad-hoc are unknown

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The bye-election in Zamfara that was conducted on Saturday, December 5, has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Addressing newsmen on Sunday, December 6, INEC's returning officer, Professor Ibrahim Magawata, said that a new date will be fixed for the state's assembly poll.

Zamfara bye-election: INEC declares poll inconclusive as 2 staff get missing
INEC has declared the Zamfara bye-election inconclusive (Photo: @inecnigeria)
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Magawata also informed journalists that two of the commission's ad-hoc staff are missing, Punch reports.

He said:

“The election results of five polling units in Bakura ward have been cancelled. A new date for the conclusion of the election for the affected polling units would be announced later.”

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Declaring that the affected units have a total of 11,429 votes, the returning officer noted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Tudu, has scored 18645 votes and that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji, has scored 16464 votes.

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Meanwhile, an emerging report on Sunday, December 6, indicates that the candidate of the APC in the Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Tokunbo Abiru, candidate, was declared the winner of the exercise.

Abiru claimed a landslide victory over his opponent, Babatunde Gbadamosi of the PDP, in all the local government areas: Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, Shomolu and Ikorodu.

The ACP candidate polled 89,204 votes while his PDP rival was able to secure only 11,257 votes, leaving a very massive margin of 77,947 votes.

INEC conducted a by-election to fill up the vacant seat belonging to the Lagos East senatorial district in the Senate.

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The Lagos East senatorial seat became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo on Monday, June 15.

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