The Taraba state returning officer for governorship
election Prof. Muhamdu Kyari has declare the
governorship election in Taraba as inconclusive.
The returning officer made the declaration in Jalingo
Taraba state capital after collating the result from
sixteen out of the seventeen local government areas in
He said the reason for the declaration was because
the number of canceled votes was above the gap
between APC who came second in the election to PDP
who came first.
Election in Donga local government area of the state
was canceled by the returning officer and some other
few polling units across the state. The total number
scored by PDP in Donga was 37,069 while APC came
second with 10,087
Elections were also canceled in Six poling units of
Takum, five in Karim, in Yoro and Ussah local
Meanwhile report reaching Vanguard indicate pockets
of violence in some part of the state.
Vanguard gathered that the House Secretary to
Taraba state government in Gyembu Sadauna Local
Government was bunt down. The country home Abel
Diah the member representing Mbamga state
constituency was also razed down by some angry
youths who attempted to snatch the election materials
from the collation center of the area.
Also two people were killed in Rankaviri the
headquarters of Ardo-Kola local government area.
There is report of burning of houses in Mutum-Biu and
Tela all in Gasol local government area.