The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi State governorship election inconclusive.
According to the Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Kucha, INEC’s decision was reached after collation of results showed a number of cancelled votes that was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
After votes in the 21 local councils were collated on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress’s candidate, Abubakar Audu led with 240,867 votes, while the incumbent Governor, Captain Idris Wada of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got 199,514 votes.
The commission said 49,953 votes were canceled, which was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
No date was fixed by INEC for a supplementary election.