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Breaking: INEC Declares Kogi West Senatorial Election Inconclusive

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West senatorial election rerun inconclusive on the ground that the lead margin between Mr Smart Adeyemi of APC who polled 80,118 votes and Dino Melaye of PDP who got 59,548 is 20,570 which is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone.

 

Kogi State News gathered that the returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal who declared the election inconclusive said, he is constrained by law to declare a winner because of the lead margin between the leading candidates.

 

He also said that INEC will 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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