Irregularities mar 2019 governorship election as INEC declares several states inconclusive

The electoral body revealed that the credibility of the election in the affected areas cannot be guaranteed.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has disclosed that due to a lot of difficulties it encountered in the 2019 governorship election in some states across the country, it has decided to declare the result in those states inconclusive.

Following reports of violence, abductions and assault against its staff and the intimidation of voters, the electoral body revealed that the credibility of the election in the affected areas cannot be guaranteed.

The states that have been declared inconclusive include Sokoto, Adamawa, Plateau, Benue and Bauchi.

After facing so many disruptions at various polling units in Rivers state, INEC announced the postponement of all electoral processes in the state till futher notice.

Similarly, the Kano state election result collation was halted after 43 LGs was already announced out of the total number of 44 LGs in the state.

The cancellations have been mired with controversy given that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP was leading in almost all the states that were declared inconclusive.

Although Imo state was also undecided as at yesterday, but Emeka Ihedioha of PDP has been declared winner.

INEC has insisted that the election will be rerun in the affected states.

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