Breaking: “Mama Taraba” still in race as INEC declares Taraba governorship poll inconclusive

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Saturday’s governorship election inconclusive.

INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muhammad Kariey, said there has to be a supplementary election because the total number of votes rejected and cancelled were more than the total vote with which the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku, led the runner-up, the All Progressive Congress’ Aisha Al-Hasan

According to the returning officer “the difference between the PDP and APC is 63,817, while the rejected votes from some troubled areas is over 100, 000 votes”.

He said a supplementary election must be held within 30 days.

PDP had scored a total of 317,198 votes to APC’s 262,386

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