PDP wants INEC to declare Idris Wada as the winner of Kogi state gubernatorial elections


Kogi state

The PDP in Kogi state wants INEC to declare it’s candidate, Idri Wada as the winner of the state’s gubernatorial polls. The party beckoned on INEC to exclude APC in the supplementary elections due on December 5.

National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, issued a communique to this effect on Wednesday night, at the end of its national caucus meeting.

“The PDP completely rejects the decision of INEC in yielding to the unlawful prompting of a clearly partisan Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mallam Abubakar Malami, to allow APC to substitute a candidate in the middle of an election, even when such has no place in the Constitution and the Electoral Act.

“With the unfortunate death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the APC has no valid candidate in the election, leaving INEC with no other lawful option than to declare the PDP candidate, Capt. Idris Wada, as the winner of the election,” the communiqué said.

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It would be recalled that gubernatorial elections in Kogi state was declared inconclusive following the cancellation of the poll in 91 units across 18 local government areas in the state.

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