Supplementary election 2019
After the Governorship and State Assembly elections on March 9, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the exercise in five states inconclusive.
The commission had declared winners in the governorship elections in only 22 states.
However, the Returning Officers (ROs) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states, declared the elections inconclusive.
Following the inconclusive March 9 elections, the people of Plateau State will return to the polls on Saturday to decide who will be their next governor.
Prior to the election been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Simon Lalong was leading after polling 583,255 votes while his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Jeremiah Useni, got 538,326 votes.
Giving reasons for declaring the election inconclusive, INEC had explained that the difference between the two major contending parties, APC and PDP, was less than the votes canceled.
In Sokoto, The battle is between Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and his main rival, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Governor Tambuwal is already leading the poll with 3,413 votes.
Tambuwal polled 489, 558 in 12 LGAs while 486, 145 pollied in 11 LGAs
According to INEC, the number of cancelled votes in the state is 75,4003.
The battle of who occupies the state Government House in Benue state has been between the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared the March 9 elections in the state inconclusive, following cancellation of the process in nine Local Government Areas of the state.
During the March 9 election, there was a tensed atmosphere following the deployment of 7,480 policemen and other security personnel to man the 3,688 polling units.
Among the security officers deployed to the state were: 5 Commissioners, 4 Deputy Commissioners, and 2 Assistant Commissioners.
The incumbent governor currently leads the APC candidate with a margin of 81,554 votes.
In Kano state, The supplementary election would hold across 28 affected local government areas, LGAs and 207 polling units.
The total of 128,324 registered voters are expected to cast their votes in the election scheduled for Saturday.
However, results collated so far show that the PDP has a total of 1,014,353 votes from 43 local governments while the APC is trailing with 987,819 votes.
The supplementary election would say a lot about the political clout of a former governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, and incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and their relevance in the state for at least, the next four years.
Source: Daily post