INEC Announce New Criteria In Winning Governorship poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said in the early hour of today that getting the highest number of votes in a state is not enough and not the only criteria to declare a governorship candidate winner.

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In order to be declared winner, a governorship candidate must win at least one-quarter of total votes cast in two-thirds of all the local government areas in the state and not only getting the highest number of votes.

The commission said the collation officer for a state can only return as winner, any candidate who “(i) has the majority of votes cast at the election; (and) (ii) has not less than one quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the LGAs in the state.”


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