A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the declaration of some state elections as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC declared Kano state governorship election held on Saturday, March 9, as inconclusive.
The announcement was made Monday evening, March 11 by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor.
The state’s Returning Officer said the Commission declared the election inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored between the two leading candidates: Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and incumbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Announcing the results, Shehu said while the PDP candidate polled 1,014,474 votes, Mr Ganduje of the APC scored 987,819 votes leaving a difference of 26,655 votes.
The state’s Returning Officer also said the total number of votes cancelled across 22 local government areas including Gama ward of Nasarawa local government is 141,694 votes.
The development means Kano has joined a growing list of states where elections have been declared inconclusive. The list includes Benue, Plateau, Adamawa, Bauchi and Sokoto states.
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to blast the Commission for declaring elections in some states as inconclusive.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
“INEC Chairman fought gallantly…” Your enemies are in your midst…
1. Plateau – inconclusive, (PDP leading).
2. Adamawa – inconclusive, (PDP leading).
3. Sokoto – inconclusive, (PDP leading).
4. Bauchi – inconclusive, (PDP leading).
5. Rivers – suspended (PDP won).
INEC RECs across various states where PDP won are busy dishing out “inconclusive” this morning.
INEC at the Centre, 2 weeks ago, went ahead with declaring Buhari President, despite not having a full breakdown of results including cancelled areas.
Is this Democracy?
Dapo polled 241,670 votes to defeat Akinlade, governorship candidate of the APM who secured 222,153, leaving a margin of 19,517 votes.
Why wasn’t this inconclusive, cancelled votes not more than 20k? @inecnigeria useless mehn. Jail loading https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-apc-secures-highest-votes-in-ogun-guber-poll …
INEC declares APC’s Abiodun winner of Ogun guber poll – TheCable
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, as winner of the governorship election. He…
See the INEC of 2019&compare with the INEC of 2015.
Adamawa – Inconclusive;
Plateau – Inconclusive,
Imo – Disrupted;
Taraba -Results postponed
Kano – Deputy Governor arrested amidst possibility of being inconclusive.
PDP is winning in Adamawa.
INEC declared it inconclusive over cancelled, same with Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto, why is there always cancellation of votes when APC is losing?
PDP is winning in Kano state, INEC stopped collation of result.
Maurice Iwu INEC is learning under this INEC.
The Nation Nigeria
I’ll leave legacy of free, fair elections in Nigeria – Buhari http://thenationonlineng.net/ill-leave-legacy-of-free-fair-elections-in-nigeria-buhari/ …
Abubakar Sidiq Usman
Suspected Hoodlums Set INEC Office Ablaze In Imo http://dlvr.it/R0dm35
Suspected Hoodlums Set INEC Office Ablaze In Imo – Abusidiqu
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State has been set on …
This #Inconclusive is like a VAR in football because both of them are favoring big teams not farmers. #NigeriaDecides2019 #BBCNigeria2019 #KanoDecides2019 #BauchiDecides2019 #PlateauDecides2019 @inecnigeria must be firm to deliver what the masses votes for. That’s my opinion
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