INEC declares Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency election inconclusive


By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja.

As results of the Presidential/National Assembly Elections trickle-in, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency election in Kogi State, inconclusive.

Dr Adams Baba, Returning Officer of the House of Representatives elections, who made the declaration in Kabba on Sunday, said elections in two polling units in the Federal Constituency were cancelled.

He further said that the difference between votes polled by the leading candidate, and the next candidate was not more than the number of registered voters in the canceled polling units.

Baba while declaring the result inconclusive said the difference of the results between the winner, Arch. Salman Idris of African Democractic Congress (ADC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Prince Kolawole Matthew, was not up to the number of registered voters in the units.

“The ADC candidate polled 13,867 while the APC polled 13,605 leaving just 262 votes difference whereas the number of PVC collected in the cancelled polling units of Iya in Otu ward in Kabba/Bunu LGA (485) and Open Space polling unit in Egbeda ward of Ijumu LGA (100) is more than the difference”, he said.

The returning officer however did not say when rerun election would be conducted in the affected polling units.