INEC holds run off election in Taraba on April 25

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

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

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

NAN recalls the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Kyari, had Monday declared the governorship inconclusive.
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Mohammad said the 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 262,386 votes.

He said the constitution and the Electoral Act states 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 held.
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The run off will be held the whole of Donga Local Government and some polling units Bali, Karim Lamido, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro and Zing. (NAN)
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