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Kogi Speaker congratulates Governor Bello, says victory well-deserved

The Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello and his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, on their victory in the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
The running mate to Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election for Kogi State, Edward Onoja, will be sworn in on Saturday as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

Kogi elections: Igbos congratulate Governor Yahaya Bello, say victory well deserved

The Igbo community in Kogi State has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello for his victory at the Saturday, November 16 gubernatorial election, saying his re-election is well deserved.

Kogi post-election violence: Thugs burn party women leader alive

Kogi State is witnessing a rein of fear and anarchy at the moment. Sporadic gunshots could be heard ringing out from major towns in the state, forcing peace-loving citizens to continue to live in fear and angiush. There is terror in land, walking on all fours.

Eight die in early morning road accident in Lokoja

At least eight persons were confirmed dead in a ghastly accident that occurred in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Power outage disrupts collation of results

There was power outage at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Lokoja where the final collation of results for the governorship election is taking place.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Kogi elections: Senator Melaye rejects senatorial polls results

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.
The campaign organisation in a statement said a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed in Ayingba, in Dekina local government, when the party’s governership candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was there for a stakeholders meeting.

Musa Wada: Why I cannot accept outcome of Kogi election

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.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

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.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Missing INEC staff found

The 30 missing ad-hoc staff of the electoral commission, INEC, who were reported missing have been found.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: PDP complains as Yahaya Bello gallops home to victory

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised objections to some of the results announced for the governorship election in Kogi state, in which the incumbent, Yahaya Bello is galloping away to victory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Electoral officer dies in boat mishap

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 Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
As Kogi State governorship election draws near, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged political gladiators in the major political parties to guard against their utterances for a violent free election.

Kogi elections: FCT minister delivers polling unit, ward to APC

Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, the FCT Minister of State, in the Kogi Governorship and West Senatorial District elections has delivered her Yagba Polling Unit and Kakanda Ward to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Frank Mba

Police: Kogi was more challenging than Bayelsa

The police have lamented that the violence in Kogi State during the governorship elections was worse than that of Bayelsa State.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Kogi elections: Politicians engage in fake news to delegitimise INEC – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room

It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: EFCC, ICPC couldn’t stop vote buying – CDD

In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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