By Hannah Nathan, Warri
The Kogi State Social Democratic Party (SDP) has demanded that the state’s governorship election results from November 11th in five LGAs be revoked.
The party officials made this request at the collation centre for the gubernatorial election, where David Edibu, the party’s collation agent, had filed a petition with the Independent National Electoral Commission, requesting the annulment of the results in the local government areas of Okene, Okehi, Ogori Magongo, Adavi, and Ajaokuta, as well as in certain areas of Lokoja. The petition accused the parties of engaging in corrupt practices, vote buying, and excessive voting.
He continued by saying that Social Democratic Party officials were prohibited from approaching the local government areas’ polling places.
Prof. Johnson Urame, the state returning officer, was granted the petitions on the commission’s behalf and gave the Social Democratic Party the assurance that they would be looked over.
Meantime, the Peoples Democratic Party declared that it would consider the Social Democratic Party’s petition.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s Collation Agent, Abubakar Mahmood, continued by stating that the amount of malpractices in the aforementioned Local Government Areas were of a great concern.
In response to the cancellation request, the All Progressives Congress stated that the Peoples Democratic Party could not hold anyone accountable for failing to send agents to the polling places.