Barely a year after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the Kogi East Senatorial election inconclusive, the people of the area Tuesday matched to the commission office in Lokoja, demanding conduct the rerun without further delay.
Their spokeman, Alhaji Hassan Yakubu while presenting a petition letter to the INEC representative, said haven declared the election inconclusive for three seats; senate and house of assembly for Idah and Ofu state constituencies, any further delay will amount to deliberately disenfranchising the teeming population of Kogi East senatorial district.
He noted that one year into the life of this administration, the Igala/Bassa people have no representatives in the senate and two house of assembly seats, as the people are getting agitated, restive and apprehensive. He added: “Equally disturbing, four months after the re-run election was conducted, INEC has not deemed it fit to come out categorically to tell us what is holding back the release of these three remaining re-run elections or conducting another election.
“We strongly believe and admonish that to disenfranchise a large population like ours under any circumstances may result to anarchy and strife.