Finally, INEC takes decision on Kogi west senatorial election

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The conduct of the supplementary election in the Kogi west senatorial district has been  scheduled  for Saturday, November 30, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The INEC in a statement on Twitter said it arrived at the decision after a meeting held on Thursday, 21 November.

The statement read: “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,” the statement from the commissions read. 

READ ALSO: APC National Caucus Endorsed NEC Proposed Meeting

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that Senator Dino Melaye has described the Kogi State elections that was held on Saturday, November 16, as a civil war and not polls.

Melaye, who contested for the Senatorial seat for Kogi West District which was declared inconclusive, said the Kogi ‘civil war’ claimed 16 lives.

Melaye alleged that 16 people have so far been killed in the Kogi election violence. The senator, when citing an instance of irregularity in Okene local government, said the total number of votes INEC allocated to the APC exceeded the number of Voters Registration Cards (PVC) collected.

Melaye tweeted: “What we had in Kogi is no election, what we had was a civil war that has claimed 16 lives so far. I will report Bello, Smart Adeyemi, Taofik, Speaker Kolawole and Sunday Faleke to the international community and then proceed to Hague. This i promise,” 

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