Sunday, 22 November 2015

INEC Declares Kogi Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state inconclusive.

According to  results declared by the Returning Officer, Emmanuel Kucha (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi), Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress scored 240,867 while Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party garnered 199,514 votes.

Mr. Kucha said the margin of votes between Messrs Audu and Wada is 41,353. And that the election 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.

That figure is higher than the 41,353 votes with which Mr. Audu is ahead of Mr. Wada.

The returning officer said by INEC guideline, no return could be made for the election until supplementary election is held in areas where election was cancelled.


Date for a supplementary election is to be announced by the electoral umpire INEC.

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