INEC Fixes November 30 for Supplementary Election in Kogi West Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has today, fixed November 30, as the date for the conduct of the supplementary election in the Kogi west senatorial district.
In a statement issued on their official twitter handle, said it arrived at the decision after a meeting held on Thursday, 21 November.
The statement reads as follows “INEC met today 21st November 2019 and fixed 30th Nov 2019 for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency respectively.”
INEC met today 21st November 2019 and fixed 30th Nov 2019 for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency respectively… pic.twitter.com/sPtpIpCoOb
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) November 21, 2019
It could be recalled that INEC had declared the November 16 re-run election in the senatorial district as inconclusive after Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 80,118 and Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 59,548, a winner has yet to be declared.
Meanwhile, Dino Melaye, on Wednesday, November 20, presented a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja demanding the cancellation of the Kogi West Senatorial District election.
Sen. Melaye disclosed in a tweet that he presented along with the petition, 21 video clips documenting the reported electoral malpractices that occurred during the poll. The politician said he was received by the INEC secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and the national commissioner Festus Okoye.
Sen. Dino had on his tweet on Tuesday described what happened during Kogi State elections as civil war.