INEC declares Kogi West senatorial election inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Kogi West Senatorial District election which took place on November 16 inconclusive.
The election was contested mainly by Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Professor Olayinde Lawal, INEC’s returning officer who declared the election inconclusive stated that the margin between both candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.
He added that the margin between Smart Adeyemi, who polled a total of 80,118 votes, and that of Senator Dino Melaye, who got 59,548 votes, from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district is 20,570.
A new date for the supplementary election in the 53 polling units will be announced before a winner is declared.