Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi: INEC Declares Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Poll...

Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi: INEC Declares Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Poll Inconclusive

By Wires Editor | The Trent on November 19, 2019
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INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has on Sunday, November 17, 2019, declared the Kogi West senatorial rerun election inconclusive.

According to the returning officer, Olayinde Lawal, the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dino Melaye is 20,570.

He announced that Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.

Lawal explained that the total 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 canceled.

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

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.

Below is a breakdown of how both parties 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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