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Kogi Poll Remains Inconclusive, APC Wins Bayelsa Governorship Election     

Funsho Akinwale

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, declared the Kogi West Senatorial District election inconclusive, following irregularities recorded in the area.

Briefing newsmen, the returning officer for the election, Olawale Lawal, stated that the 80,118 votes scored by Adeyemi were lower than the number of registered voters in 53 polling units compared to those of Melaye, who garnered 59,548 votes.

Lawal added that a new date for a supplementary election in the 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled would be announced before a winner emerges.

Meanwhile, David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has emerged winner of the governorship election which held on Saturday.

Lyon clinched eight local government areas to defeat his main rival, Senator Douye Diri, of the Peoples Democratic Party.