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INEC Declares Governorship Election in Taraba Inconclusive

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Aisha Alhassan & Darius Ishaku

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the governorship election in Taraba inconclusive.

Mohammed Kyari, INEC Returning Officer for the election, made the announcement on Monday in Jalingo.

He said that Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 317,198 votes while Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 262,386 votes.

Ishaku further stated that the total number of cancelled votes stood at 127,125 which according to him, exceeds the marginal difference of 54,812 votes between the scores of the PDP and APC candidates.

Kyari said that the re-run election between the two leading candidates would be held within 30 days in the areas where votes were cancelled.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the entire results from Donga local government area were cancelled while that of some polling units in Bali,Takum, Wukari Ussa, Yorro and Zing suffered a similar fate.

Reacting to the development, the PDP agent, Rebo Usman, expressed displeasure over cancellation of the entire results from Donga LGA without justification.

The APC agent Alhaji Gambo Umar, however, said the action was justified.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

9 Comments

  1. jwezee

    April 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

    INEC and their many wahala this 2015… This has to be the worst election so far in Nigeria (My opinion) and people are praising jega..mscheew..2007, 2011 was most credible so far…smh #GodblessNigeria

    • NagosBigBoi

      April 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      2007? 2007? 2007? Is that a typo?

  2. peace

    April 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

    God is in control, in the end nothing will change because he is a just God and he is interested in the voice of the masses. May God bless our Land….. Taraba!!!!

  3. @edDREAMZ

    April 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    I swear people to die for this election…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. tunmi

    April 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Goodluck Taraba. I was rooting for Alhassan

  5. ceetoo

    April 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    what is Abia oooooooooo abeg who has info? Orji Orji you will not succeed

  6. chiko atta mo'hd

    April 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    what then do with Hajiya Aisha in Taraba State is nt good atoll hoooooo they shuld reelection 4 dst matter.

  7. aishasab

    April 14, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    i wonder why no one is asking “why was Donga LGA of 165 polling units cancelled over alleged problems in only 5???”
    It seems fishy, i think it was done so that the APC will have a chance at a rerun and cheat. sad.

  8. 419

    April 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    woman can never be elected as gov. In [email protected]@@@@@@@@@@$$$$$$$$$

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