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INEC holds run off election in Taraba on April 25

2015-04-15 08:14
Nigeria elections

Jalingo - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the run off of the Taraba governorship elections.

The INEC Head of Public Affairs, Fabian Yame, made this known to newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday.

The contest is said to be between Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Darius Ishaku of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

INEC Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari, had on Monday declared the governorship election inconclusive.

Also read: Okorocha urges INEC to declare winner of Imo guber election

Mohammad said the number of cancelled votes totalling 127,125 were more than the 54,812 margin between the PDP candidate who polled 317,198 and the APC candidate with 262,386 votes.

He said the constitution and the Electoral Act states that if the difference between the cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the first and the second person, elections should be declared inclusive and a run off held.

The run off election will be held in the whole of Donga Local Government and some polling units in Bali, Karim Lamido, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro and Zing.

Read more on: inec  |  taraba state  |  2015 elections

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