According to the Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, Tambuwal of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes of 512, 002, defeating his close rival Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 511, 660 votes.
Mukhtar, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state said the votes were tallied along with previous ones recorded after the March 9 election.
The election then was declared inconclusive because the vote difference between Tambuwal and his challenger was lower than the cancelled votes.
The total number of registered voters was 1, 887, 767 while 1, 083, 413 voters were accredited.
Total number of valid votes was 1,036,332 and the total number of rejected votes was 31, 662. The number of total votes cast was 1, 067, 994, Mukhtar said.
She further explained that 49 candidates from other participating parties shared the remaining votes cast.
The PDP agent, Alhaji Umar Bature, dismissed the objections on the ground that the collation centre was not the right placeto lodge the complaint.
Prof. Mukhtar noted the complaint and said that it would be reflected in the final report.