The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the result of Imo North Senatorial District rerun election inconclusive.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the poll was conducted on Saturday, July 23rd.
Also declared inconclusive were the results of Oru East and Isiala Mbano State Constituencies following reported cases of shootout which characterised the exercise in some communities in the two affected areas.
The shootings were reported at Okata and Amiri in Oru East, while skirmishes and snatching of ballot boxes characterised the election in some communities in Isiala Mbano area.
Professor Arinze Agbogu, the INEC Returning Officer for Imo North Senatorial District who announced the result on Sunday, however said that Ben Uwajumogu, APC’s senatorial candidate, polled 48,921.
Agbogu also announced that PDP’s Athan Achonu scored 40,142 votes to emerge second in the already declared result.
He explained that results of several polling units in Isiala Mbano area were characterised by irregularities leading to its cancellation.
Agbogu explained that the exercise was cancelled in 15 polling units with a total of 13,000 registered voters.