Bauchi Supplementary Election: INEC Returning Officer finally arrives, collation commences

Bauchi State on the map
Bauchi State on the map

The Returning Officer for Bauchi State Governorship Election, Muhammed Kyari, has finally arrived at the state collation centre.

Mr Kyari was absent at the collation centre all through Saturday night causing a delay in collation and announcement of the state supplementary governorship election results by about 10 hours.

The delay had caused tension in Bauchi town with concerned citizens worrying that their collective mandate may be tampered with.

The Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ibrahim Abdullahi, had earlier informed stakeholders at the collation centre that the RO was on his way last night. A statement that later turned out to be false as he did not show up until about 8.30 a.m.

As the collation resumed at about 9.25 a.m., the RO did not give any explanation for his absence. But the REC, Mr Abdullahi, simply offered an apology on his behalf before the collation commenced.


PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.