The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the 2023 House of Representatives election at Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu inconclusive.
The Punch reported that returning officer, Dr. Adams Baba who declared the result inconclusive in Kabba on Sunday.
This decision came after the federal constituency’s two polling units’ results were cancelled due to a discrepancy in the winning margin.
The cancelled results were from polling of Iya in Otu ward in Kabba/Bunu LGA and Open Space polling unit in Egbeda ward of Ijumu LGA.
Dr. Adams said that the difference of the results between the winner, Arch Salman Idris of African Democratic Congress and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kolawole Matthew was less than the number of registered voters in the canceled polling units.
According to the officer, “The ADC candidate polled 13867 while the APC polled 13605 leaving just 262 votes difference whereas the number of PVC collected in the cancelled polling units of Iya in Otu ward in Kabba/Bunu LGA (485) and Open Space polling unit in Egbeda ward of Ijumu LGA (100) is more than the difference”
However, the returning officer did not mention the date when the impacted polling units will hold new elections.