Still on His Excellencies, “Governors “Inconclusive”; INEC announces new date for polls

Still on His Excellencies, “Governors “Inconclusive”; INEC announces new date for polls

The IndependentNational Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the 23rd March for election in States where elections were inconclusive and Governors-elect not named.

The States include Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Sokoto, Kano, and Plateau.

National Commissioner and Chairman of the INEC Committee on Information and Voter Education, Mr. Festus Okoye, also announced that a fact-finding committee will go to Bauchi to investigate why the election in one of the local government areas.

The INEC statement

Details of where supplementary elections will take place is being worked out, but below are the affected states and why the elections are holding as pieced together unofficially by analysts:

Adamawa State

Umaru Fintiri (PDP) – 367,471

Jibrilla Bindow (APC) – 334,995

Margin – 32,476

Cancelled votes – 40,988

Bauchi State

Bala Mohammed (PDP) – 469,512

Mohammed Abubakar (APC) – 465,453

Margin – 4,059

Cancelled votes – 45,312

Benue State

Samuel Ortom (PDP) – 410,576

Emmanuel Jime (APC) – 329,022

Margin – 81,554

Cancelled votes – 121,019

Kano State

Abba Yusuf (PDP) – 1,014,474

Abdullahi Ganduje (APC) – 987,819

Margin – 26,655

Cancelled votes – 128,572

Plateau State

Simon Lalong (APC) – 583,255

Jerry Useni (PDP) – 538,326

Margin – 44,929

Cancelled votes – 49,377

Sokoto State

Aminu Tambuwal (PDP) – 489,558

Aliyu Ahmed (APC) – 486,145

Margin – 3,413

Cancelled votes – 75,403.
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Cancelled polling units across Kano that were expected to be re-run so far

Bichi
One polling unit due to over voting.

Dawakin Kudu
One polling unit due to violence.

Doguwa
8 polling units due to violence, non use of card reader, over voting and manual voting.

Gabasawa
5 polling units due violence, over voting and card reader issues.

Gezawa
1 polling unit due to over voting.

Sumaila
3 polling units due to over voting.

Warawa
3 polling units due to over voting.

Kiru
One polling unit due to card reader issues.

Rimin Gado
8 polling units due to over voting.

Wudil
3 polling units due violence and over voting.

Tudun Wada
4 polling units due to violence.

Minjibir
10 polling units due to over voting and manual voting.

Rogo
4 polling units due to violence and over voting.

Kura
Cancellation is due to over voting.

Takai
4 polling units due to over voting.

Kano Municipal
2 polling units due to over voting and manual voting.

Nassarawa and Dala
There’s debate on the exact figures of the affected polling units.

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[3/11, 8:39 AM] ‪+234 0130‬: This is the total figure

Cancelled votes: 40988.
The places affected are
LGAs effected
Girei 1,874
Shelleng 1,116
Mubi North 1,978
Song 3,833
Fufore 9507
Michika 11,016
Numan 5,014
Guyuk 1,950
Lamurde 3,963
Ganye 737.

The rerun election will take place in:
1. Demsa
2. Numan
3. Lamurde
4. Yola-South (Bako Ward)
5. Muchalla in Mubi
6. Bako in Yola Town
Among these six areas, five, according to analysts, are PDP strongholds.

Said an analyst, “The total number of registered voters in the affected units is 40988 votes and PDP is already leading with 32476 votes. PDP needs only 10000 votes out of the 40988 votes. In fact 5000 votes will make PDP winner.”

Following the allegations of the involvement of security men in the electoral process, one source boasted that even if the whole Nigeria Armed Forces and Police are deployed for the rerun, PDP will get more votes in the polling units.

The Polling Units Said to be affected are:
1. Madagali – 3 PUs
2. Michika – 5 PUs
3. Mubi North – 3 PUs
4. Hong – 4 PUs
5. Song – 4 PUs
6. Toungo – 3 PUs
7. Demsa – 4 PUs
8. Numan – 6 PUs
9. Lamurde – 3 PUs
10. Guyuk – 3 PUs
TOTAL = 44 PUs
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In Plateau, the areas with cancelled votes are:
1. Barkin Ladi
a. Barkin Joji PU – 570
2. Bokkos:
a. Bot Buut – 907
b. Prim. Sch. Dimak – 300
c. Prim. Sch. Orit – 1,062
d. Bot Bot – 1,871
e. Mandar – 1,174
Total = 5,314
3. Bassa:
a. PU 1 – 695
b. Mr. Ali – 2,383
Total = 3,078
4. Langtang South:
a. Dadin Kowa – 845
b. Magama – 951
c. Timbul – 870
d. Turaki – 741
e. Timbul PU001 – 1,192
f. Timbul PU002 – 1,192
g. Violence – 2,094
Total = 7,595
5. Pankshin:
Tat RA 1 PU – 397
6. Kanam:
a. Tamara Private Sch. – 1,247
b. Igabi – 1,380
Total = 2,627
7. Jos North:
PUs 014/018/067 – 4,157
8. Mangu:
Mangu Ward 1 (8Units) – 25,035
9. Shendam:
Gung PU – 851
Grand Total Votes Cancelled = 49,624

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