Off-cycle governorship election: SDP demands cancellation of results in 5 Kogi LGAs

The Social Democratic Party, (SDP) in Kogi state has called for the cancellation of results of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.

SDP made this call at the gubernatorial election collation centre where the party’s collation agent, David Edibu, submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling for the cancellation of results in Okene, Okehi, Ogori Magongo, Adavi, Ajaokuta Local Government Areas (LGAs) as well as some parts of Lokoja, alleging corrupt practices, vote buying and over voting.

He added that agents of the SDP not allowed to get close to the polling units in the local government areas.

The state returning officer, Prof. Johnson Urame, received the petitions on behalf of the commission and assured the SDP that the petition would be reviewed.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had said it would key into the petition of the SDP.

The Collation agent of PDP, Abubakar Mahmood, added that the number of malpractices in the said LGA was alarming.

However, APC while reacting to the call for cancellation, said the PDP cannot blame anyone for not bringing agents to the polling units.

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