INEC Announces Decision On Kogi Election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has at last its decision on the governorship election in Kogi state.

With the demise of Abubakar Audu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s governorship poll in Kogi state a new legal battle reported on the fate of the election.

APC candidate, who was buried on November 23, was leading his closest rival and incumbent governor of the state, Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, by 41,353 votes.

The INEC has asked the ruling party to fill the vacuum created by the death of its candidate in order to continue with supplementary election.

The electoral commission has issued a statement that says:

1. The Commission will conclude the election in the remaining 91 polling units.

2. INEC will allow the APC to fill the vacancy created by Audu’s death

3. INEC will conduct supplementary election on December 5, 2015.

The commission has announced the poll in Kogi state inconclusive.

According to results declared the margin of votes between Audu and Wada was 41,353. And that the poll was inconclusive because the total number of registered voters in 91 polling units, in 18 local government areas, where election was cancelled is 49,953.

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