FCT Polls: INEC Declares Kuje Area Election Inconclusive

Tight security preceded the announcement of results of the Saturday Federal Capital Territory. (FCT), Kuje Area Council election which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Out of the ten wards, All Progressive Congress, (APC), won eight, while the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), got more votes in two.
APC had 13, 549 total votes, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), 5, 516 and People Democratic Party (PDP), 11, 478 votes.
The INEC returning officer, Dr. Nicholas Belikatu who made the declaration in Kuje while announcing the result said that the results failed to meet some criteria for declaring a winner for the election.
Explaining why the election was inconclusive, the returning officer stated that, a party must win with a simple majority of the highest vote cast, and must meet a 2/3 spread across the ten wards in the area, and that the number of cancelled votes must be lower than the winning margin.

Credit: Nation

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