Politics

Niger East Senate Bye-election Inconclusive, Says INEC

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday by-election in Niger East Senatorial election inconclusive.

The candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Shem Zagbayi Nuhu is so far leading by 89,640 votes against David Umaru of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 84,698 votes. Umaru had led by a wide margin in the results declared earlier.

Declaring the result inconclusive at about 6:30am Sunday, the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Wole Morenikeji said there were problems in 7 units in 5 local government areas which rendered the results of the units void.

He said fresh election will hold in the affected units on Saturday September 6 before a final result of the by-election would be announced.

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