The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, said the reason for the decision was because the number of votes cancelled was more than the number of votes with which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Abubakar Audu, was leading incumbent governor, Capt. Idris Wada.
Kucha said Audu polled 240,867 votes, 41,353 votes more than the 199,514 votes Wada got. However, the cancelled votes were 49,953.
Having declared the election inconclusive, supplementary elections are to be held at a date to be determined by INEC.