SOKOTO: INEC Declares 3 Senatorial Elections Inconclusive

Elections for the three senatorial seats in Sokoto State have been declared inconclusive following the cancellation of some polling units, over-voting, and disruption of the election.

Presenting the result for Sokoto South Senatorial district, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Shehu Gulumbe, declared the election inconclusive.

Gulumbe said the election was declared inconclusive due to over-voting and disruption of election in all the seven Local Governments across the Senatorial district.

He listed the votes scored by political parties to include; ADC- 219, APC—79,991, APGA—224, NNPP-315, NRM—170, PDP—87,850, SDP-90 and ZLP—24.

The position was contested by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of PDP and the incumbent Senator Abdullahi Danbaba of the APC among other candidates.

In Sokoto North Senatorial district, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Magawata, declared the election inconclusive following the cancellation of some polling units involving 121,010 registered voters.

The leading candidates in the contest are the incumbent Senator Aliyu Wamakko of APC who scored 114,866 votes and the state Deputy Governor, Mannir Dan’iya of PDP who scored 103,134 votes, among others.

In Sokoto East Senatorial district, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudo, the INEC Returning Officer, declared the election as inconclusive.

Bagudo gave the total number of registered voters in the district as 699,575, while the total number of accredited voters stood at 206,265.

He said the total number of votes cast stood at 203,540, total valid votes 197,838, rejected votes 5,962, and 67,602 votes identified in the polling units cancelled in the district.

The leading candidates in the district are: Shu’aibu Gwanda-Gobir, of PDP who scored 99,198 votes and Lamido Abubakar, of APC who scores 97,147 votes.

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