Plateau: INEC Declares Election Inconclusive

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the gubernatorial election in Plateau State inconclusive.

According to the results declared by State Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, the APC polled 583,255 votes against 538,326 votes scored by its closest rival, the PDP.

Kimbir said the total number of votes canceled in the state is 49, 347, which is above the total difference of 44, 929 in the votes scored by the two major candidates.

“In line with section 179, subsection two of the 1999 constitution as amended I am constrain to declare this election inclusive.

“This is because the total number of cancels votes is above the difference that exist in the votes pulled by the two major candidates.

“So, in line with the electoral act, a supplementary election will be conducted in the affected areas in 21 days, ” he declared.

He said the aforementioned cancelled votes were in Barkin Ladi (570), Bassa (3000), Bokkos (5, 314), Jos North (4, 152), Kanam (2, 627), Langtang South (5, 501), Mangu (26, 135), Pankshin (1, 144) and Shendam LGAs (851).

Below are the results according to Local Governments:

Bokkos LGA
APC – 26, 219
PDP – 25, 363

2. Jos East LGA
APC – 18, 602
PDP – 7, 994

3. Kanke LGA
APC – 23, 360
PDP – 22, 831

4. Langtang North LGA
APC – 18, 979
PDP – 40, 519

5. Barkin Ladi LGA
APC – 17, 039
PDP – 44, 233

6. Bassa
APC – 29, 401
PDP – 32, 363

7. Mikang LGA
APC – 15, 150
PDP – 11, 703

8. Langtang South
APC – 13, 495
PDP – 17, 644

9. Pankshin
APC – 35, 769
PDP – 24, 788

10. Kanam
APC – 54, 394
PDP – 21, 956

11. JOS SOUTH
APC 33, 075
PDP 91, 846

12. Jos North
APC 108, 887
PDP 67, 113

13. Riyom
APC 12, 720
PDP 24, 017

14. Mangu
APC 44, 964
PDP 40, 035

15. Shendam
APC 61, 646
PDP 17, 035

16. Wase
APC 37, 593
PDP 27, 465

17. Quaan Pan
APC 31, 962
PDP 20, 939.

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