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INEC declares Kogi West senatorial rerun inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West senatorial election inconclusive.

Okay.ng understands that the electoral body made the declaration on the ground that the lead margin between Smart Adeyemi who polled 80,118 votes and Dino Melaye who got 59,548 is 20,570 which is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone.

The returning officer of the election, Professor Olayinde Lawal said he is constrained by law to declare a winner because of the lead margin between the leading candidates.

Lawal added that INEC will announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units before a winner can be returned.

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