The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it will conduct supplementary elections in Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency.
The development comes after the Returning Officer for the federal constituency elections held on February 25, Ibrahim Yakasai reviewed the results of the elections held in the area.
INEC had on Tuesday deleted the name of Ado Doguwa of the APC from the list of members-elect of the House of Representatives
Doguwa was declared winner of the February 25 election for the Doguwa/Tudunwada constituency.
He polled 39,732 votes to defeat the candidate of the NNPP, Yushau Salisu Abdullahi, who polled 34,798 votes.
According to the Commission, Doguwa was declared winner of the poll under duress
Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, is facing charges of homicide over alleged involvement in the killing of several persons and arson on the Secretariat of New NNPP in the just concluded general election in Kano State.
According to Yakasai, INEC in compliance with the provisions of the electoral act, had reviewed the results allegedly announced by him under duress.
He said, “The reviewed elections results stand as follows, APC 39,732, NNPP 34, 798, PDP 7,091.”
Yakasai, who explained there were cancellations of results in 13 polling units, added that “the total number of votes domiciled in the polling units that were cancelled had submerged the margin of votes difference cast in favour of the duo of APC and NNPP”.
He put the total number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collected in the 13 polling units that were cancelled at 6,917 as against the over 4,000 votes margin between the APC and NNPP.
Yakasai said INEC will conduct supplementary elections in the affected units to determine the winner of the February 25 Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency poll.