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Rep Blames INEC For Kogi Election Debacle


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A MEMBER of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal House of Representatives, Omale Hassan Atayoma has blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Kogi State governorship election debacle.

Atayoma, who recently won an appeal against his election to represent Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro Federal Constituency of Kogi State, said if INEC had gone ahead to declare the election results and declared the winner, Faleke would have naturally stepped in as governor after the death of Abubakar Audu.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, the lawmaker described the stalemate in Kogi governorship elections as contrived, saying it was wrong to bring “somebody who had campaigned for PDP and declared for the SDP as the one to be submitted to the INEC as APC candidate.”

He said: “Let us take an example from the judgment I got from the court. My opponent was saying that the election is supposed to be declared inconclusive because certain number of persons in some polling units did not vote out of violence.

“The court now told my opponent that it is not possible for you to establish that those who did not vote, if you bring all of them together, that all of them will vote for you.

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