Friday, June 9, 2023

Elections 2023: INEC To Cancel Elections In Parts Of Kogi Over Violence

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has threatened to cancel election results of crisis-ridden areas during the presidential and National Assembly elections in Kogi State.


The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Hale Longpet, sounded the warning while reacting to the crises that erupted in some Local Government Areas while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja.

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KOKO TV reports that there were reports of interference of thugs in some polling units in Anyigba and Dekina in the Kogi East and Mopa in the Kogi West as well as parts of Kogi Central, where voting materials were allegedly carted away by the thugs.

Reacting to the issues, the REC said, “You know the electoral Law says that where there are disruptions to the process, the result will be cancelled, the very particular units’ results will be cancelled.

READ ALSO: INEC Cancels Voting In 7 Polling Units In Kogi

The issues initially were only in the Kogi East and Central but I can’t tell exactly where and where in the state have been affected until the results are brought by the electoral officers.

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