The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi State governorship election which held yesterday as inconclusive.
Declaring the results of the election on Sunday, INEC’s Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Kucha, said the electoral body’s decision was reached after collation of results showed a number of cancelled votes that was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
After the 21 local councils’ election results were collated on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Abubakar Audu, was leading while the incumbent Governor, Captain Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic trailed by a margin less than the number of cancelled votes.
The candidate of the APC had 240,867 votes while that of the PDP got 199,514 votes.
The commission said 49,953 votes were cancelled, which was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
No date was fixed by INEC for a supplementary election in Kogi State.