The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC has declared as

“inconclusive”, outcome of the governorship election in Bauchi state

and will therefore conduct a re-run within 21 days.

Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari, who made the

declaration on Monday said that apart from the cancellation of the result

from entire Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area because of

irregularities, the exercise in some other polling units also suffered the

same fate.

He said his decision was in line with section 26 part 53 of the Electoral


while announcing the votes garnered by the two contending parties

before declaring the outcome inconclusive, the Returnig Officer had

given the scores of incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar of APC

as 465,453 votes and that of Bala Mohammed of PDP as 469,512 votes.

Kyari said that the Independent National Electoral Commission would

conduct re- run election within 21 days in the affected Local

Government area and polling unit which results had been cancelled

before the final announcement of the winner.