INEC declares Taraba Bye-election Inconclusive

—– To conduct supplementary election for PDP and SDP only I a day to be fixe.

Emmanuel Awari-Jalingo

The bye election for Jalingo Yorro Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State have been declared inconclusive.

The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ayuba Daniel, Director, Examination and Time Table, Federal University Wukari, said that the total votes cancelled is more than votes that can produce a winner.

“The margin of lead between the PDP and SDP is 1, 677 votes, while the number of Permanent Voters Card, (PVC), collected in the polling units cancelled is 14, 759.

He ordered for a re- run election between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Hon. Sadiq Abbas Tafida, who scored 17, 214 votes, and the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Innocent Jabayang, who polled 15, 537 votes.

He list the polling units that the re -run election would be conducted to include,

Jalingo: 15 Polling Units, Mayo Goi PU 006, 007 and 034, Maji Dadi, PU 02,018 and Turaki A, PU 003,004,006,010,020 and 031. Barade PU 005, 011, Kachalla Sembe, PU 008 and 021. Yorro: 8 Polling Units, Kassa B, PU 001,005, Pupple 3, 010, Sumbu A, 001, Sumbu B, 001 and Zing 2 Polling Units, Bubong, 007 and 008 respectful.

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