A new election will be held in Plateau State, Nigeria, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that the previous poll was inconclusive.
According to the statement made by Richard Kimbir, the state returning electoral officer, some of the polling stations became a place for over-voting and manual voting.
The state has been in a political fight between two country’s main parties — the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In the last elections, Simon Lalong, the incumbent governor and the APC’s candidate, received 583,255 votes while his rival from the PDP, Jeremiah Useni, gathered 538,326 votes.
Consequently, the INEC will conduct fresh elections in 14 out of 17 local government areas.