The Taraba state governorship election Returning Officer, Prof. Muhamed Kyari has cancelled result from Donga local government area of Taraba state.
The result presented by the Donga local government Returning Officer, Mallam Al-Isah Sanusi showed that elections from the local government was marred by violent and snatching of electoral materials within five polling units.
Donga local government area has 165 polling units, the Returning Officer reported that cases of election malpractices occurred only in 5 poling units.
The cancelation of results from Donga lead to argument between the PDP state Agent, Rabo Usman and Prof Kyari the state Returning officer at the Collection Center, Rabo Usman pleaded with the Returning Officer to cancel only the affected five polling units instead of canceling the whole local government results.
Kyari finally over ruled that the Donga local government area result stand cancel.
According to Vanguard out of the 15 local government areas results presented showed that the PDP was leading overwhelmingly and may defeat APC, Results presented so far are as follows:
Jalingo, APC-37,714 PDP-19,047
Ardo-Kola, APC-13,042 PDP-14041
Lau. APC-13,096 PDP-20,598
Gasol. APC-42,888 PDP-12,527
Zing. APC-5224 PDP-28,005
Yoro. APC-6,936 PDP-18,696
Gashaka. APC-9,882 PDP-7,120
Wukari APC-16,268 PDP-64,608
Karim-Lamido. APC-21,023 PDP-36,455
Kurmi. APC-3,759 PDP-17,369
Takum. APC-13,306 PDP-26979
Ibi. APC-14,859 PDP-5,564
Bali. APC-23,263 PDP-13,314
Ussah. APC-12,772 PDP-13,229
Donga. APC-10,087 PDP-37,069 canceled.
As at press time Sadauna local government result was yet to be presented hence the state Returning Officer had to adjourn collection of results till 12 noon.