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The Independent National Electoral Commission is now set to conclude the collation of the results of the 16 November governorship election in Kogi state, with Governor Yahaya Bello of APC and Engineer Musa Wada, the main rivals.
The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has claimed that Yahaya Bello has ordered her assassination.
The electoral umpire said the declaration is due to the fact that the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is lower than the number of registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election Dino Melaye has rejected results announced from the election thus far.
Barring any last minute twist of events, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state is set to win his second term bid with a comfortable margin.
Engr. Musa Wada, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nov. 16th Kogi State Governorship Election has rejected result of the election citing gross violations of the electoral process. Musa made this known in Lokoja today during a media parley.
An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
The Bello/Onoja Governorship Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State has called on the Peoples Democratic Party to shelve alleged plans to cause violence in the state and spreading falsehood.
The Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam, has confirmed the death of an ad-hoc Electoral Officer (EO), in a boat mishap in Ibaji LGA of state, while on election duty on Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship and the results of the rerun election into the Kogi West Senatorial District election held on Saturday.
Here are photographs of Governor Yahaya Bello expecting the final verdict.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has expressed satisfaction with the role so far played by the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the Bayelsa and Kogi States gubernatorial elections.
Kogi elections: YIAGA Africa reports voter inducement, violence, bribery of INEC and security officers
As results continue to pour in from the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi State, a preliminary report by an independent group of observers has cast a doubt on the credibility of the exercise.
The Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has defeated his closest rivals, Musa Wada of the PDP and Natasha Akpoti of SDP, in Okene Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi Central.
A suspected supporter of one of the governorship candidates in Kogi State was caught on camera on Saturday illegally thumbprinting ballots.
The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-political pressure group, has called on the South-East governor to fulfill their electioneering promises made to the people.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Monday stormed major streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to celebrate the victory of their party in Saturday’s election.
Barely three months after the abduction of a Lecturer with the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA, in Katsina State, Abubakar Idris, the management of the university has appealed to the abductors to release its staff from his captivity.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated the Bayelsa Governor-Elect, David Lyon on his victory in the Nov. 16 governorship election.
Manchester United are reportedly confident in keeping starlet Tahith Chong at the club amid rumours over his future.
The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.
The House of Representatives has said it will probe the circumstances surrounding the crash of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) training helicopter in Enugu last Thursday.
Ahead of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, prospective candidates on Thursday thronged the National Identity Number registration centre in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, to obtain their numbers.
Sri Lanka’s former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in, on Monday, as the country’s new president after a record election victory, officials said.