By Charles Agwam – Bauchi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election in Bauchi state inconclusive.
Announcing the result at the INEC headquarters in Bauchi on Sunday night, the State Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari said the PDP candidate polled a total number of 469,512 votes against its closest opponent, the incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 465,453 votes.
Professor Kyari, after announcing the figures said, “In line with Section 23 part 6 of the electoral act, I hereby declare the election inconclusive.”
Recall that INEC had earlier cancelled the election results for Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state, on ground of violence at the collation center, which led to the carting away of election materials by hoodlums.