INEC declares Bakura constituency bye-election in Zamfara inconclusive

The Bakura constituency bye-election held in Zamfara state has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The declaration was made by the returning office, Ibrahim Magawata while announcing the result on Sunday.

The returning officer said results from 14 polling units were cancelled because of over-voting.

Magawata said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 16,464 and 18,645 respectively, having a difference of 2,181.

The returning officer said the cancellation of the 14 polling units affected 11,429 voters which is higher than the margin announced and so declared the election inconclusive.

According to him, some polling units did not have any votes recorded because ballot boxes were snatched.

Reports revealed that there was tension in the area days before the polls held.

There have been allegations and counter-allegations of intimidation and rigging by both the APC and PDP.

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