The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kano state governorship election inconclusive, bringing the tally to five states declared inconclusive in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
The elections, which were held in 29 states, have seen the All Progressives Congress (APC) take the lead in 13 states, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been victorious in eight states.
Of the five states declared inconclusive, the PDP has maintained a lead in four of them, with Plateau state as the outlier.
TheCable takes a quick look at all the “inconclusive states”, and presents you the figures, as they stand now:
The story is not any different in Plateau state, where Simon Lalong of the APC is seeking re-election.
Final result for the governorship poll
Total registered voters 2,480,455
Total accredited voters 1,157,025
Total valid votes 1,154,678
Total votes cast 1,154,678
Margin between the two parties 44,929
Cancelled votes 49,377
Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059
Cancelled Votes: 45,312
INEC therefore declared the state guber election inconclusive.
PDP: 367, 471
Margin of win: 32,476
Cancelled Votes: 40,988
Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer, said votes were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state.
He declared the poll inconclusive.
Aminu Tambuwal of the PDP has his fate hanging in balance as his state guber poll was declared inconclusive, for the same reason.
Sokoto State Governorship election declared inconclusive
Aminu Tambuwal PDP: 489,558 votes
Ahmed Aliyu APC: 486,145 votes
Margin of Winning 3,413
Cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters
Abdullahi Ganduje is struggling to maintain his hold on the office of the governor in Kano state, with over 20,000 votes behind the PDP candidate, Abba Yusuf (pictured).
Bello Shehu, returning officer for the election, announced at the state collation center on Monday, that the election is inconclusive because a total of 100,873 votes were cancelled.
The margin of lead is in the election is 26,655 votes.
PDP: 1,014,353 votes
APC: 953,522 votes
– The cable