The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 5, 2015 for the supplementary election in Kogi State.
In a statement signed by INEC Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, on Tuesday, the commission said it had on November 23 received formal notice about the death of Abubakar Audu, the APC governorship candidate.
Consequently, she said “The commission has, after due consideration of the circumstances, decided as follows:
“To conclude the process by conducting election in the 91 affected Polling Units as announced by the Returning Officer.
“To allow the All Progressives Congress to fill the vacancy created by the death of its candidate
“To conduct the supplementary election on 5th December, 2015
“Accordingly, notice is hereby given to all the 22 Political Parties participating in the Kogi Governorship Election that supplementary election in the 91 affected Polling Units shall hold on 5th December, 2015.”
Prompt News recalls that the November 21 governorship election which the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, late Abubakar Audu won was declared inconclusive by INEC.
The Returning Officer, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, had declared the election inconclusive because the 49, 953 votes that were cancelled were more than the margin of votes with which the APC candidate emerged winner.