INEC declares kogi Guber election inconclusive
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 22, 2015
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 INEC’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 affected areas.
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 areas.
While voters in Ogori-Magongo, Mopa-Muro, Okene, Omala and Dekina LGAs pitched their tents with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.