INEC Set For Kogi Supplementary Elections – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it is set for Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary election.

Prof. James Apam, Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said that the supplementary election which is slated for Saturday, November 30, 2019, would hold in 75 polling units in the two affected areas.

According to Apam,  the elections will be held in 53 polling units in Kogi West, and 22 polling units in Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.

INEC Set For Kogi Supplementary Elections - REC

“In Kogi West what we did was to apply the ‘Margin of Lead Principle’, which stipulates that when the differences in the margin between the leading candidate and runner up is not up to the number of cancelled votes, a supplementary election will be held in those areas.

“The leading party (APC) is leading with 22,000 votes while the registered voters in cancelled areas is 45,767; hence the need for the supplementary election.

“For Ajaokuta federal constituency, the Appeal court asked us to conduct election in those 22 polling units within 60 days, because the Presiding officers did not sign the result sheets for the election in those areas; and the 60 days had almost elapsed.”

He further added said that about 200 INEC officers (staff and ad-hoc) will be in charge of the elections.

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