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BREAKING: Plateau Decides: INEC declares gubernatorial polls inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the gubernatorial election in Plateau State inconclusive.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, said the election was declared inconclusive because the difference between the two major contenders, APC and PDP was less than the votes cancelled.

Anande said the incumbent Governor and APC candidate Simon Lalong got 583, 255 votes, while his closest rival and candidate of the main opposition PDP, Senator Jeremiah Useni, got 538, 326 votes.

According to him, because the difference between the two major contenders is 44, 929 is less than the cancelled votes of 49, 347, that’s why a winner cannot be declared.

“This according to section 179 subsection 2, of the 1999 constitution as amended.

He said the aforementioned cancelled votes were in Barkin Ladi (570), Bassa (3000), Bokkos (5, 314), Jos North (4, 152), Kanam (2, 627), Langtang South (5, 501), Mangu (26, 135), Pankshin (1, 144) and Shendam LGAs (851).

Below are the results according to Local Governments:

Bokkos LGA
APC – 26, 219
PDP – 25, 363

2. Jos East LGA
APC – 18, 602
PDP – 7, 994

3. Kanke LGA
APC – 23, 360
PDP – 22, 831

4. Langtang North LGA
APC – 18, 979
PDP – 40, 519

5. Barkin Ladi LGA
APC – 17, 039
PDP – 44, 233

6. Bassa
APC – 29, 401
PDP – 32, 363

7. Mikang LGA
APC – 15, 150
PDP – 11, 703

8. Langtang South
APC – 13, 495
PDP – 17, 644

9. Pankshin
APC – 35, 769
PDP – 24, 788

10. Kanam
APC – 54, 394
PDP – 21, 956

11. JOS SOUTH
APC 33, 075
PDP 91, 846

12. Jos North
APC 108, 887
PDP 67, 113

13. Riyom
APC 12, 720
PDP 24, 017

14. Mangu
APC 44, 964
PDP 40, 035

15. Shendam
APC 61, 646
PDP 17, 035

16. Wase
APC 37, 593
PDP 27, 465

17. Quaan Pan
APC 31, 962
PDP 20, 939.

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