The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Yobe South Senatorial election conducted on Saturday as inconclusive.
The returning officer of the senatorial district, Professor Shettima Abdulkadir Saidu, during the announcement of results in Potiskum, said the decision was taken due to over-voting in Polling Unit 003 Manawaci in Fika local government Area.
Professor Saidu said the cancelled polling unit has 1,118 registered voters and the total number of accredited voters in the polling unit exceeded the total number of registered voters.
“INEC will schedule the election between the two leading political parties of All Progressives Congress (APC), which has 69,417 votes already, and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which scored 68,800 votes,” he said.
According to him, the difference between first and second is 617, and in the process of the election, a total of 1,118 votes were cancelled.
Reporting by Alkasim Bala; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor