INEC declares elections inconclusive in Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the polls in Kuje and Bwari area councils inconclusive.

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INEC’s Returning Officer for the council, Zainab Gbefwi, told newsmen that the election was declared inconclusive due to electoral violence in Rubochi.

Gbefwi said that because of the violence, the elections in Rubochi ward and some polling units in Kwaku and Kabi, where Card Readers were not fully used had to be cancelled.

She added that INEC materials were destroyed and some ad hoc staff injured in the course of the violence that occurred.

“At the end of collation, there was no clear winner because the candidate that had the majority votes had one-quarter of two-thirds of the votes cast.

“But the difference between the candidate with the majority votes and the next candidate is very small as compared to the number of registered voters and votes cancelled,” she said.

In the Gwagwalada Area Council chairmanship race, Adamu Danze of the APC was declared the winner.

Earlier on Sunday, INEC also declared Abdullahi Adamu of the same party as the winner of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairmanship election.

The INEC Returning Officer, Ahmed Shittu, who announced the result for the Gwagwalada Area Council, said Mr Danze, the incumbent chairman, scored the highest votes of 21,960, to defeat his closest rival Abubakar Giri, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who scored 14,105.

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