Kogi West Supplementary Senatorial Election: Dino Melaye Makes Important Demand
Dino Melaye who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kogi west senatorial election has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the supplementary election.
YANS gathered that Melaye made this call on Wednesday, November 27 at INEC’s headquarters in Abuja.
He said there was need to postpone the election until INEC is able to address “noticeable infractions” in the November 16 election.
He said: “What is new in what we have submitted today is that we have attached a copy of Form EC8B of Ward A in Lokoja Local Government Area, where INEC, during collation, had cancelled results of nine out of 23 polling units in the LGA.”
“What we are saying is: how can INEC cancel these polling units during collation process and they will not be captured in places where rerun will take place?
“We believe this is an aberration, and the INEC chairman cannot know about it and allow it to stay.”
The senator said there were places were INEC should have cancelled election including Lokogoma and Adanko in Lokoja, where, he said, three people were killed.
He said: “Unfortunately, results were returned in those places. We are saying that INEC must be neutral and cancel elections in areas where there was violence.”
“I want to say that with all these infractions put together, INEC must, as a matter of transparency and national interest, postpone the Saturday supplementary election.”