Plateau State Election Results Declared Inconclusive Over Constitutional Biddings

The result of the gubernatorial election held in Plateau state has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. This was after the Returning Officer in the state, Prof Richard Kimbir, announced that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Simon Lalong, polled a total of 583, 255 votes in 11 local governments, while the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Jeremiah Useni, polled 538, 326. With this, Kimbir won with a 44, 929. However, the difference between the margin of lead and the total number of cancelled votes which was 49 , 377, made the election was inconclusive. This was said to be as a result of the constitutional biddings which the returning officer shared that: “Going by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I am constrained to say that the election to governorship election is inconclusive. In 21 days, supplementary elections will be conducted.”aisha buhariPhoto Credit: Getty



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