The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the governorship elections in Sokoto, Adamawa and Plateau States inconclusive.
In all, the elections were declared inconclusive as result of the cancelled votes, which were more than the margins between the two leading contenders in each of the states.
In Sokoto’s case, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Aminu Tambuwal scored 489,558 while the All Progressive Congress candidate, Aliyu Ahmed polled 486,145 votes. However, the 3,413 margin was lesser than the cancelled votes, 75,403.
“Due to cancellation in 22 local government areas across 136 polling units with a total number of 75,403 cancelled votes.
“I cannot conclude this exercise and INEC will have to take a decision on this,” the returning officer, Professor Fatima Batulu Muktar, Vice-Chancellor said.