PDP storms Kogi ‘s election as Yahaya Bello is rejected as Kogi governor-elect

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
has rejected the declaration of Yahaya Bello of
the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner
of the Kogi State governorship election.

The party described the supplementary election
that produced Bello as winner of the election
as a waste of time, scarce national resources
and ridiculous shadow-chasing.
The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) had on Sunday announced Bello as the
governor elect of Kogi after he won the
supplementary election held Saturday in 19
polling units.

But the PDP in a statement few minutes after
the declaration, said INEC in a bid to satisfy
President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal
Government, succeeded only in making a
mockery of itself and the entire electoral
process.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh
said it was wrong for INEC to illegally install an
individual who was not a valid candidate in the
election, noting that Bello only scored a paltry
6885 vote in the so-called supplementary
election as against the 204 877 votes polled by
the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada in the
overall election.
He said the action of INEC in trying to transfer
the votes earlier garnered by the dead APC
candidate, Audu Abubakar to another individual
is completely impractical and alien to the
nation’s Constitution and the Electoral Act.

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