INEC nullifies results from 63 polling stations in 4 Kogi LGA 

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday annulled results from 63 polling stations in four Kogi local government areas because of the violence and failed BVAS that characterized Wednesday’s election. Seven.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) listed the relevant LGAs as:
Okehi, Umala, Ulama-Boro, Ibaji, and a few others suffered the same fate.

The hardest hit was the Okehi LGA, whose state government dug some of its roads a few days before the election to prevent criminal elements from accessing the area.

Okehi Rating Officer Dr. Emeka Oguju while presenting the results to the State Rating Officer, Professor Wahab Egbewale at Kogi Rating Center said that the results from 31 polling stations were canceled due to violence. force. Ogujo said 12,037 votes were annulled at 31 polling stations in four wards where voting materials were taken away by political thugs.

“At the polling stations that were hit the hardest, there was violence perpetrated by political thugs who invaded the office and disrupted the whole process,” he lamented.

Dr. L. Adang, Rereading Officer for the Umala Local Government Area, told the State Rereading Officer at the Situation Room of the INEC State Office, that 16 neighborhoods have been affected by violence in the area. rehearsal process.

According to him, 9,558 votes were canceled at the relevant polling stations in the region. Also presenting his results, Dr. Adamu Wakili, Olama-Boro LGA reconciliation officer, revealed that 3,582 votes at five polling stations were invalidated due to violence and BVAS inactivity in the general election. election on Saturday.

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“In addition to the activity of political thugs that influenced elections in our area, we had an issue with a BVAS that was unable to function due to the remoteness of the community it was placed in. arrive.

“We tried to see if it worked, but it didn’t and only five units in this community were affected. We reported this to the REC,” he said.

Furthermore, Ibaji LGA reconciliation officer Professor Dauda Tanko said that the results of 11 polling stations were annulled in the region following the violence. Tanko, who did not specify the number of votes affected by the cancellation, said four registration areas had been affected by the activity of political thugs.

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