Breaking: INEC declares Kogi West Senatorial rerun inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the November 16 senatorial rerun election for Kogi West inconclusive
This, according INEC, is because the margin of win was less than the total cancelled votes.
Speaking during the declaration, the INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor Olayide Lawal, said the candidate of the APC, Smart Adeyemi polled 80,118 votes while Dino Melaye of the PDP scored 59,548 votes.
Votes were cancelled across 53 polling units in the senatorial district with 46,127 registered voters due to violence and snatching of ballot boxes.
No declaration could be made until a supplementary election is held in the affected polling units, as the margin of win between Adeyemi and Dino was less than the number of cancelled votes.
According to, Lawal, a date for supplementary election will be announced by the electoral umpire in due course.
Adeyemi is leading with 20,570 votes according to the results declared so far by INEC.