Niger-East Senatorial By-Election Inconclusive – INEC

BallotBoxVote_0The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday’s by-election into the Niger East Senatorial District inconclusive.

The candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Shem Zagbayi Nuhu is so far leading by 89,640 votes against David Umaru of All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 84,698 votes.

Declaring the result inconclusive early Sunday, the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Wole Morenikeji, said there were problems in 7 units in 5 local government areas which rendered the results at the affected units void.

The Returning Officer said fresh election will be conducted in the affected units on Saturday September 6, before a final result of the by-election would be announced.