The National Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja was besieged by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the Kogi State governorship election, Muritala Ajaka, and hundreds of his supporters.
KOKO TV NG gathered that Ajaka and his teeming supporter, on Tuesday, stormed INEC headquarters to express their displeasure with the conduct and the outcome of the election held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
Recall that INEC on Sunday declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Usman Ododo, as the winner of the election with 446,237 votes.
The electoral body said Ajaka came second with a total of 259,052 votes and that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye, came third with a total of 46,362 votes.
According to SaharaReporters, the SDP candidate and his aggrieved supporters asked the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, to resign or declare Ajaka as the winner of the election within the seven-day window provided by law for scrutiny.
The protesters noted that Kogi Central Senatorial District recorded overvoting across its five local government areas and expressed shock that the results were accepted instead of cancellations.
However, during the protest, heavy security operatives were stationed at the gate of the INEC headquarters and its surroundings.
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