OrderPaperToday – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 5 for the supplementary governorship election in Kogi state.
A statement signed by INEC Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, indicated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to replace its deceased candidate for the polls, Mr. Abubakar Audu who died on Sunday.
The commission also confirmed that it had received formal notice of the death of Audu.
The statement read in part: “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.”
INEC Returning Officer for last Saturday’s governorship election, Prof Emmanuel Kucha, had declared the exercise inconclusive because the 49, 953 votes that were cancelled were more than the margin of votes with which the late APC candidate led his closest rival, incumbent Governor Idris Wada.
Audu died in unclear circumstances on Sunday and was buried on Monday.



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