The Independent National Electoral Commission may have broken the jigsaw in respect of Kogi governorship election following the death of the leading candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The commission in a letter this afternoon by its Secretary, Mrs. Augusta. C. Ogakwu asked APC to fill the vacancy in its candidature.
INEC also slates the supplementary election in 91 polling units where either did not take place last Saturday or were cancelled.
It also notifies all the 22 parties participating in the election to be ready for the supplementary poll on December 5.
The letter dated December 24 and signed by INEC Secretary Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu and entitled “Public Notice: Kogi Governorship Election 2015,” states as follows:
“The Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the governorship election in Kogi State on 21st November, 2015, which was declared inconclusive.
“On the 23rd November, the All Progressives Congress (APC) notified the commission of the death of its governorship candidate in the said election, Prince Abubakar Audu.
“The commission after due consultation of the circumstance decided as follows
“(i) to conclude the process by conducting election in the 91 affected polling units as announced by the Returning Officer.
(ii) to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fill the vacancy created by the death of its candidate.
(iii) to conduct the supplementary poll on 5th December 2015.
“Accordingly, notice is hereby given to all the 22 political parties participating in the Kogi Governorship Election that supplementary election in the 91 affected polling units shall hold on 5th December 2015.