The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday strengthened its readiness to take over the Bauchi Government House as the party won big in most of the 36 polling units where supplementary elections were held.
The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state’s governorship election inconclusive following the cancellation of polls in 36 polling units spread across the state.
Before the declaration, after the collation of 19 local governments out of the 20 in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 4,059 votes. The APC scored a total of 465,453 votes against the PDP’s 469,512 votes.
INEC had initially cancelled the result of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area due to the mutilation of collated result sheets at the local government collation centre.
The commission later reversed its decision on having supplementary polls in Tafawa Balewa local government after a fact-finding committee it set up reviewed the earlier decision.
INEC scheduled Tuesday this week as the day to resume collation of results in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
But the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, and the ruling APC in Bauchi went to court to secure an injunction restraining INEC from continuing with the collation in Tafawa Balewa local government.
Mr Abubakar who is currently trailing the opposition candidate, Bala Muhammed, believes he can win a supplementary election in Tafawa Balewa.
The APC also had high hopes that it could also win in the 36 other polling units where the supplementary polls were held on Saturday.
However, according to the results obtained by PREMIUM TIMES from 33 polling units, the PDP candidate has polled 6,289 ahead of the APC candidate who scored 4,986 voted.
The results have been announced at various polling units but yet to be declared at the INEC collation centre in the state capital.
Below are the results as announced by various presiding officers in the 36 polling units:
1. Dass LGA
2. Misau LGA
Ajili Gugulin Ward
Ajili Samadawa ward
3. Bogoro LGA
Malar A PU
4. Katagum LGA
PU 009 Madara/Dunare/Kofar Jauro
Chara-chara Primary sch Azare
5. Darazo LGA
6. Ningi LGA
Unguwar Jaki PU
7. Itas Gadau LGA
Kofar Fada ward
Rumfar Magama 003 PU
8. Jama’are LGA
Memihefta Hannafari ward
9. Alkaleri LGA
10. Kirfi LGA
Wuro Gumbai PU 006
K/Sarkin Yakin Bara, Bara
APC = 119
PDP = 360
Kofar Sarkin Gabarin PU (karamin akwati)
APC = 119
PDP = 125
Kofar Sarkin Gabarin PU
12. Toro LGA
Salarma pri. Sch. Ribina
Zul Polling Unit
Gurungu Kofar Sarki
13. Giade LGA
14. Ganjuwa LGA
Hakatari Kariwa ward
15. Shira LGA
16. Gamawa LGA
Premium Times learnt that votes were again voided in three polling units due to over-voting. These PUs include
1. Tama PU in Toro LGA with 432 Registered Voters
2. Madara PU in Katagum with 333 Registered voters
3.Jama’are B Jabbori PU with 524 Registered Voters.
INEC still awaits arrival of these results from the various local government areas.