2023 Election: INEC Cancels 63 Polling Units Results In Four Kogi LGAs
INEC cancels the results of 63 polling units in Kogi which were plagued by thuggery and failed BVAS during Saturday’s elections.
Among the affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) were Okehi, Umala, Ulama-Boro, and Ibaji. Okehi LGA was hit the hardest, as the State Government had recently dug up some of its roads to prevent criminal activity in the area.
During the collation of results at the Kogi Collation Centre, Dr. Emeka Oguju, the Okehi Collation Officer, revealed that the results of 31 polling units across four wards were cancelled due to thuggery, with political thugs stealing voting materials and carting away ballot boxes, resulting in the cancellation of 12,037 votes.
“In most affected polling units, there was violence caused by political thugs, who invaded the units and disrupted the entire process,” he lamented.
Dr. L. Adang, the Collation Officer for Umala Local Government Area, also reported to the State Collation Officer at the Situation Room at INEC State Office that 16 wards were impacted by thuggery. As a result, 9,558 votes in the affected polling units had to be cancelled.