Saturday’s governorship poll in Kogi State is an anti-climax of sort as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s Returning Officer for the election has declared the election inconclusive.
He said it was inconclusive because the votes in areas where the election was cancelled or not held at all far outweighs the difference between the two leading candidates in the poll-Alhaji Abubakar Audu of APC and Governor Idris Wada of PDP-.
The election was cancelled in some polling stations across 18 Local Governments.
But generally, Audu led in the election, polling 240,867 votes to Idris’ over 199, 514 votes. Audu led in 16 local government areas while Idris led in five.
The APC candidate led in Yagba East, Yagba West, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Lokoja, Kogi, Okehi, Ajaokuta, Adavi, Ankpa, Igalamela/Odolu, Ofu, Olamaboro,Ibaji, Bassa and Idah while the PDP candidate carried the day in Omala, Dekina, Mopamuro, Okene and Ogori/Magongo
The election in areas where they were cancelled or did not hold before will now be conducted at a date to be announced later by INEC