Bauchi Gov Abubakar Meets Buhari, Vows To Challenge INEC
The governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that he will use legal means to challenge the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on its position to regenerate and count the votes from Tafawa Balewa local government in the March 9 governorship election.
The State Returning Officer, Mohammed Kyari, had declared the governorship election in Bauchi as inconclusive.
Mr Kyari explained that the margin of 4,059 votes between the two leading parties was less than 45,312, which was the number of cancelled votes after results from 19 local government were collated.
However, INEC in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, its commissioner in charge of Media and Publicity, said the commission, having considered a report sent by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Bauchi State, decided to further investigate the cancellation of the result from Tafawa Balewa Local Government of the state.
After the Okoye committee visited the state, INEC said the collation and announcement of results from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area for the governorship election would be completed as the duplicate and original Registration Area results were available.
It said collation process for Tafawa Balewa Local Government will resume on Tuesday.
Mr Abubakar, who was trailing the PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, on Monday went to the State House Presidential villa to “brief the president on the development”.
ENJOY FREE CONTENTS FROM US
IN YOUR EMAIL
Breaking News, Events, Music & More
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.