Just when many thought the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Abubakar Audu will be officially declared winner of Kogi governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive.
Announcing the results of the election, INEC said it reached the decision to declare the election ‘inconclusive’ after collation of results that showed a number of cancelled votes that was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
After results from 21 LGAs were announced, Abubakar led the incumbent Governor, Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic by 41,353.
APC polled 240,867 votes while PDP garnered 199,514 votes.
The commission said 49,953 votes were canceled, which was higher than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up.
No date was fixed by INEC for a supplementary election.