Two ad-hoc staff recruited as Presiding Officers for the December 5 bye-election in the Zamfara State House of Assembly have been declared missing.
It was reported that the by-election for the State House of Assembly was conducted in all the 10 wards of Bakura Local Government Areas on Saturday.
Reports have it that it was declared inconclusive by the Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Magawata, in the early hours of Sunday.
While submitting her report to the Returning Officer, the Registration Area Supervisor of Bakura Ward 001, Prof. A’isha Bawa announced that the two INEC ad-hoc staff were missing.
She also said she was yet to receive results from two polling units as she could not see either the staff or the election results.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Magawata, said following the cancellation of results from 14 polling units due to over-voting and other alleged malpractices in some polling units, the exercise was inconclusive.
The INEC is expected to address the media over what happened and the next line of action.