Kogi west re-runs: INEC declares results of senatorial election inconclusive

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From UMMULKHAIR AKIBU, Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared as inconclusive the rerun of election in Kogi West Senatorial District held on Saturday because the margin of win was less than the total canceled votes.

It was announced that Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes. Leaving a margin of  20,570 while 43,127 votes were canceled. Adding that the date for the supplementary election would be announced later.

The supplementary poll would hold in 53 polling units.

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Melaye had earlier called for a cancellation of the election which he described as a sham. Below is a breakdown of how the two leading candidates fared across the seven local government areas in Kogi west senatorial district:

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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