OrderPaperToday – The governorship election in Kogi State held on Saturday has been declared inconclusive.
To this end, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary elections in areas where polls did not take place for various reasons.
Earlier reports has stated that the election had been won by Mr. Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who led the incumbent, Mr. Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a substantial margin.
With this development, the political tentacles of former Lagos Governor and APC national leader, Mr. Bola Tinubu may have settled in Kogi State as the deputy governorship candidate, Mr. James Faleke, is a loyalist of Tinubu and was nominated for the position by him.
In the results earlier collated by INEC this afternoon, Audu polled a total of 240,867 votes ahead of his closest rival and incumbent governor Wada who scored 199,514 votes in the 21 local government areas returned.
The election was adjudged to be peaceful and generally perceived as free and fair in most parts of the state although incidences of malfunctioned card readers were recorded which led to the use of manual accreditation of voters in some parts of the state.  
Audu was governor of the state in 1999 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost a re-election bid in 2003 when he was replaced by Ibrahim Idris. Audu contested and won the governorship despite a court case of alleged N11billion corruption against him.

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