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FCT polls: INEC declares exercise inconclusive in 4 Area Councils

11 April 2016, 11:38

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared chairmanship elections in Gwagwalada, Kuje, Abaji, and Abuja Municipal Area Councils as inconclusive following electoral irregularities.

In Gwagwalada, the election was inconclusive due to the cancellation of votes in two polling units in Ibwa Ward.

There would be rerun between All Progressive Congress (APC) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Also read: FCT Polls: PDP accuses minister of threatening civil servants

In Kuje area council, the returning officer, Nicolas Kalu said over 11 000 votes in the council were affected due to cancellation while elections did not hold in 12 polling units in the council.

He sad the voting margin between the two leading political parties; APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not enough to declare the winner.

For Abaji, the returning officer, Dr. Sani Zakar stated that the total number of ballot papers cancelled exceeded the margin between the APC and the PDP as election results were snatched by unidentified hoodlums while incidents of double voting were also recorded in some wards.

In Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), INEC said there would be rerun elections in the following polling units; Karu, Karshi and Gui.

- News 24


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