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Ad-hoc Staff Missing As INEC Declares Zamfara Bye-election Inconclusive



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the state Assembly bye-election conducted in Bakura constituency in Zamfara State as inconclusive.

Speaking to newsmen, INEC returning officer, Prof. Ibrahim Magawata disclosed that the election results of five polling units in Bakura ward have been cancelled.

According to Prof. Magawata, the affected units have a total number of 11,429 votes.

He stated that the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Tudu, has so far scored the total number of 18645 votes, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji scored 16464 votes.

“A new date for the conclusion of the election for the affected polling units would be announced later,” he added.

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the two ad-hoc staff of INEC have been declared missing and their whereabouts were still unknown at the time of filing in this report.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.