Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday, November 20, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Kogi West senatorial election that was held on Saturday, November 16.
The gathered that Melaye made the call when he visited the national headquarter of the INEC in Abuja.
The lawmaker disclosed in a tweet that he presented along with the petition 21 video clips documenting the reported electoral malpractices that occurred during the poll.
Melaye said he was received by INEC secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and the national commissioner Festus Okoye.
He tweeted: “National commissioner of INEC Festus Okoye and Secretary of INEC receiving my petition today with 21 video CD’s documentary evidence.”
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that Melaye 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,”