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APC to replace Audu as supplementary elections hold on Dec. 5


Late Abubakar Audu

Late Abubakar Audu

In order to conclude the Kogi State governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to present another governorship candidate to replace late Abubakar Audu who died on Sunday.

The electoral body has also fixed December 5 as the date for the supplementary elections  in 91 polling units  where elections were cancelled.

Audu was the original candidate of APC before his  death.

The results of the elections from 21 local government areas in the State already announced by INEC show that late Audu of APC polled a total of 240, 867 votes while incumbent governor and candidate of tne PDP had 199, 514 votes.

The Returning Officer, Emmanuel Kucha, said the election was inconclusive because margin between the votes for the two leading contenders amounts to 41, 353 while the total number of cancelled votes is 49, 953 from 91 polling units, in 18 local government areas.

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