INEC declares Benue governorship election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared as inconclusive Saturday’s governorship election held in Benue State.

The Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako, announced that the number of canceled votes outweighed the number of victory margin.

According to the result, 790,102 votes were valid, 14,560 votes were rejected while 121,019 votes were cancelled.
Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 410,576 votes while Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress scored 329,022 votes.

He said a new date would be announced for a rerun within 21 days.

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