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INEC Announces Its Decision Over Kogi Election

Dele Akintilo

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has publicly revealed its decision on the gubernatorial election in Kogi state.

Owing to the death of the All Progressives Congress candidate (Abubakar Audu) in November 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, controversies have emerged from every corner of the State and the country in general.

The APC candidate that was buried on November 23, 2015 was leading his rival and incumbent Governor, Idris Wada of the Peoples’ Democratic Party by 41,353 votes.

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

The INEC 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.

 

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According to results declared so far, the margin of votes between Abubakar Audu and Wada was 41,353. The election was ruled inconclusive because the total number of voters who registered in 91 polling units, in 18 Local Government Areas of the State where election was terminated is 49,953.