The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the governorship election of Kogi state inconclusive.
The returning officer of the election, Emmanuel Kucha, made the announcement at the INEC headquarters in the state capital, Lokoja.
Kucha disclosed that the margin between the two leading candidates is less than the number of the cancelled votes, putting the number of cancelled votes as 49,953 and the margin between Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Idris Wada, the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), as 41,353.
Audu scored 240,867 votes as against Idris’ 199,514 votes.
The electoral body is expected to conduct supplementary election at a yet-to-be announced date.