INEC Declares Kogi West Senatorial Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Kogi West senatorial election inconclusive.

According to the electoral umpire, the lead margin between the two main contenders Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi is less than the number of registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone.

Adeyemi polled 80,118 votes while Melaye got 59,548 giving Adeyemi a margin of 20,570 which is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone.


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The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal said based on the figures, he was constrained by law to declare a winner.

He added that INEC would announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units before a winner can be returned


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