Kogi election: Melaye tells INEC not to accept results from violent areas


Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Kogi West Senatorial election, Dino Melaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission not to accept results from polling units where ballot boxes were snatched.

Polling unit 01 in Ayetoro ward 004, where Melaye voted on Saturday, was attacked soon after the PDP candidate voted by gun-wielding thugs who snatched the governorship and senatorial ballot boxes, leading to violence where journalists were attacked and one of their vehicles destroyed. A man simply identified as Dami was shot and rushed to a hospital.

He said the integrity of results from areas where ballot boxes were carted away had been compromised and should be set aside. He added that APC in its desperation to win the election created violence across the state to undermine the will of the electorate.

Melaye said, “All these areas where they have taken ballot boxes and ballot papers away should not be entertained at all at the collation centre. Only valid votes will count because once a ballot box has been taken away, the integrity of those votes is completely questionable.


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