The returning officer made the declaration in Jalingo Taraba state capital after collating the result from sixteen out of the seventeen local government areas in Taraba state.
He said the reason for the declaration was because the number of canceled votes was above the gap between APC who came second in the election to PDP who came first.
Election in Donga local government area of the state was canceled by the returning officer and some other few polling units across the state. The total number scored by PDP in Donga was 37,069 while APC came second with 10,087
Elections were also canceled in Six poling units of Takum, five in Karim, in Yoro and Ussah local governments areas.
Meanwhile report reaching Vanguard indicate pockets of violence in some part of the state.
Vanguard gathered that the House Secretary to Taraba state government in Gyembu Sadauna Local Government was bunt down. The country home Abel Diah the member representing Mbamga state constituency was also razed down by some angry youths who attempted to snatch the election materials from the collation center of the area.
Also two people were killed in Rankaviri the headquarters of Ardo-Kola local government area.
There is report of burning of houses in Mutum-Biu and Tela all in Gasol local government area.