With PDP In Comfortable Lead, INEC Declares Benue Governorship Election Inconclusive

With PDP In Comfortable Lead, INEC Declares Benue Governorship Election Inconclusive

By Wires | The Trent on March 12, 2019
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Mahmood Yakubu, Biodun Ogunyemi, Festus Okoye, INEC
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Saturday’s governorship election in Benue inconclusive.

At the state’s Collation Centre located within the INEC headquarters in Makurdi on Monday, March 11, 2019, the Collation Officer, Professor Sebastine Maimako presented the thirty-three participating political parties’ results, including that of APC which got 329, 022 votes and the PDP with 410, 576.

“First maximum vote, PDP with 410,586, APC with 329,022 with margin of lead, 81,554. Total cancelled votes documented is 122, 019; on the basis of this, I hereby declare the election inconclusive,” he stated.

Immediately, the PDP agent, Alex Ter Adum rose, citing constitutional provisions, portions of the Electoral Act and INEC guidelines which made such decision appear grossly unfair to the PDP and its candidate.

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