No winner yet in Kogi West: INEC declares election inconclusive.

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Pic.1. Sen. Smart Adeyemi, APC's Kogi west senatorial candidate, votes during Kogi West Senatorial Re-Run Election at Poling Unit 002, Iyara ward, in Ijumu Local Government Area on Saturday (16/11/19). 07650/17/11/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

No winner yet in Kogi West: INEC declares 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.

The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, 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 canceled.

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The returning officer, who declared the election inconclusive said, he was constrained by law to declare a winner because of the smaller margin of lead between the leading candidates and the canceled votes.

He added 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.

How the two candidates performed in the seven LGA’s:

Kabba/Bunu LGA
APC-15,037
PDP-8,974

Ijumu LGA
APC-11,627
PDP-7,647

Kogi/Koton Karfe LGA
APC-14,168
PDP-9,786

Mapo/Muro LGA
APC-4,874
PDP-3,704

Yagba East LGA
APC-6,683
PDP-7,745

Yagba West LGA
APC-7,941
PDP-8,980

Lokoja LGA
APC-19,788
PDP-12,712

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