People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has been declared winner of Bauchi state 2019 governorship election.
INEC’s Returning Officer in the state, Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement this afternoon, after yesterdays supplementary election in the state.
Announcing the result, Mohammed said the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117.
During the March 9 inconclusive election, Mohammed was credited with 469,512 votes and Abubakar 465,453, with a vote margin of 4059 but the election was declared inconclusive after a Federal High Court in Abuja halted the collation and announcement of result for Tafawa Balewa Local Government.
Governor Abubakar got a court injunction restraining INEC from continuing with the collation and announcement of election results in the State.
The total no of registered voters at the rerun was 21759. Accredited voters are 12, 109, Valid votes ,11, 568 while total votes cast are 11, 979 . Rejected votes, 403.
The rerun election was held in 36 Polling covering 29 registration areas (wards) in the 15 affected local government areas with 22,759 registered voters.