Sokoto REC to Tambuwal: We’re guided by law in declaring poll inconclusive

L-R: APC's Aliyu; PDP's Tambuwal.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Sokoto state, Sadiq Musa on Monday said the decision to declare Sokoto Governorship election as inconclusive is lawful and in line with the election guidelines.

“Elections in the 136 polling units were cancelled because there were violence, willful destruction of voting materials and manhandling of our staff. The total number of votes cancelled are much higher than the winning margin. It can significantly change the result,” he said

He was reacting to the call by Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal that INEC should reconsider its decision which he said was unconstitutional.

Musa who quoted some of the guidelines, explained that election was declared inconclusive for many reasons, some of which include cancellation of votes that was much higher than the winning margin as a result of violence or willful destruction of voting materials beyond remedy.


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“So it is not concocted by INEC. INEC is empowered by the constitution to provide guidelines for elections and there is procedure for declaring election inconclusive,” he said.

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