The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the announcement of governorship election results in Kogi state.
Legit.ng notes that the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ibrahim Umar, announced the postponement of the election results collation late on Sunday, November 17.
Professor Umar, who is the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state, told party agents and other political stakeholders at INEC headquarters, venue of the announcement in Lokoja, the state capital, that the collation will continue at 9 am on Monday, November 18.
Legit.ng reports that at the time of the suspension of the collation on Sunday, only five local governments were yet to be announced. Results from a total of 16 LGs had already been declared.
Meanwhile, as at press time, the announcement of results in Bayelsa state continues.
Also, Legit.ng reported that following alleged vote-buying and high level of violence that trail the election held in Kogi state, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room called for the total cancellation of the exercise.
According to Situation Room, in a statement sighted by Legit.ng, the Kogi election represents a major dent to Nigeria’s democracy.
The Situation Room is a coalition of prominent civic groups and one of the accredited observers for the election.
Dino Melaye, a former federal lawmaker, also rejected the results of the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun polls released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 17.
Melaye described the results as fake and unacceptable to him.