INEC Declares Niger Senatorial Election Inconclusive


By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Saturday by-election in Niger East Senatorial election inconclusive.

The candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Shem Zagbayi Nuhu is so far leading by 89,640 votes against David Umaru of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 84,698 votes.

Declaring the result inconclusive at about 6:30am Sunday, the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Wole Morenikeji said there are problems in 7 units in 5 local government areas which rendered the results of the units void.

He said fresh election will hold in the affected units on Saturday September 6 before a final result of the by-election would be announced.