BREAKING: Kogi guber: INEC suspends election in nine wards

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the suspension of election in some parts of Kogi State.

The Commission said it received reports from its officials in the State on incidences of electoral malpractices.


According to the INEC, the incident of result sheets completed before voting was a major issue leading to the decision.

The places, according to the Commission, include Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi and Okene Local Government Areas.


INEC said that the most serious incidents occurred in Ogori/Magongo, affecting nine of 10 Registration Areas.


“This is entirely unacceptable. Any result not emanating from the Commission’s process in the Polling Units will not be accepted,” the Commission said in a statement signed by Mohammed Kudu Haruna, National Commissioner & Member Information and Voter Education Committee


The Commission is determined not to reward bad behaviour. Consequently, the election in the nine Wards in Ogori/Magongo LGA (Eni, Okibo, Okesi, Ileteju, Aiyeromi, Ugugu, Obinoyin, Obatgben and Oturu) is at this moment suspended.


“The incidences in the other Local Government Areas are being thoroughly investigated, and the outcome, including the way forward, will be announced in the next 24 hours,” it said

Lawal AbdulSalam Olawale

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