The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 25 for the run off of the Taraba governorship elections.

The INEC Head of Public Affairs, Mr Fabian Yame, made this known to newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday. Run off

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that contest is between Mrs Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Mr Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP.

NAN recalls that the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Kyari, had on Monday declared the governorship election inconclusive.

Mohammad said the number of cancelled votes totalling 127,125 were more than the 54,812 margin between the PDP candidate who polled 317,198 and the APC candidate with 262,386 votes.

He said the constitution and the Electoral Act states that if the difference between the cancelled votes was higher than the margin between the first and the second person, elections should be declared inclusive and a run off held.

The run off election will be held in the whole of Donga Local Government and some polling units in Bali, Karim Lamido, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro and Zing.


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