INEC declares kogi election inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) on Sunday declared the governorship
election held in Kogi on Saturday as inconclusive.
The Chief Returning Officer for the election, Prof.
Emmanuel Kucha, who announced the results, said
Audu garnered 240, 867 votes, while the incumbent
governor, Idris Wada, scored 199, 514.
The difference between the two major candidates
was 41, 353 votes.
While announcing the INECâ€™s decision on the poll,
the Returning Officer quoted a relevant section of
the Electoral Act, saying since the total number of
cancelled votes exceeded the difference in vote
between the two major candidates, the
commission will order a supplementary poll in the
The total number of cancelled votes was 49, 953.
In the election, the APC candidate defeated Wada in
16 of the 21 local government areas in the state.
Audu won in Ijunnu, Kogi (Koton-Karfe), Adavi,
Ajaokuta, Okehi, Yagba West, Yagba East, Idah,
Kabba/Bunu, Ofu, Ankpa,Olamabro, Igalamela-
Odolu, Bassa, Lokoja and Ibaji local government
While voters in Ogori-Magongo, Mopa-Muro,
Okene, Omala and Dekina LGAs pitched their tents
with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
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