The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared as inconclusive Saturday’s governorship election held in Benue State.
The INEC Returning Officer for Benue has ordered for a rerun election within 21 days.
Before the announcement, PDP’s Samuel Ortom was leading with 81,000 vote-margin.
At the last count, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 410,576 votes against 329,022 votes secured by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Giving the reason for declaring the election inconclusive, the electoral commission said there were cancellations in some polling units, totalling 121,019 votes.
No new date has been announced for the supplementary election in the areas where elections were cancelled.
Benue is the fifth state to be declared inconclusive. Others are Adamawa, Sokoto, Plateau, and Bauchi