The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi State, Gabriel Longpet, on Sunday said the collation of results of the governorship election will commence by 10 am.
The INEC official disclosed this in an interview with Punch.
Vox9ja recalls that elections were held across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
The electoral body, however, stated that it received reports from its officials in the state on electoral malpractices.
According to the INEC, the incident of result sheets completed before voting was a major issue leading to the decision to suspend elections in some wards.
The places affected include Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi, and Okene Local Government Areas.
INEC said that the most serious incidents occurred in Ogori/Magongo, affecting nine of 10 Registration Areas.
INEC in a statement by the National Commissioner and Member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Kudu Haruna reads, “This is entirely unacceptable. Any result not emanating from the Commission’s process in the Polling Units will not be accepted.
“The Commission is determined not to reward bad behaviour. Consequently, the election in the nine Wards in Ogori/Magongo LGA (Eni, Okibo, Okesi, Ileteju, Aiyeromi, Ugugu, Obinoyin, Obatgben and Oturu) is at this moment suspended.
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“The incidences in the other Local Government Areas are being thoroughly investigated, and the outcome, including the way forward, will be announced in the next 24 hours.”
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