Kogi West Sen. District: INEC declared Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has refused to declare a victor in the Kogi West Senatorial election, held Saturday, with Dino Melaye of the PDP and Smart Adeyemi of the APC, the main contenders.

Professor Olayinde Lawal, who is the returning officer declared the election inconclusive, though Adeyemi led Melaye with 20,570 votes, by scoring 80,118 votes, while Melaye scored 59, 548 votes.

Lawal said the margin between the candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.

Prof Lawal said that INEC will announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units before a winner can emerge and returned.

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