INEC announces date for Kogi supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an official statement regarding the Kogi governorship election.

The electoral body had declared inconclusive, the election, which was keenly contested by Audu Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress and Governor Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Prof. Emmanuel Kucha of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, had announced that Audu polled 240,827 votes while Wada got 199, 514 votes.

Kucha declared the election inconclusive because no party could be declared the winner since the number of cancelled votes was more than the difference between the APC and the PDP.

In the statement released on Tuesday, INEC announced that the supplementary election in Kogi state will now hold on December 5.

Speaking in the same vein with Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, INEC said the APC will be allowed to choose another candidate, following the death of Audu.


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