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
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.