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Kogi Poll: Wada Heads to Court     

Funsho Akinwale

Engr. Musa Wada, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at last Saturday’s election in Kogi State, has resolved to challenge the result of the election in court following the irregularities that marred the exercise.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Bello the winner of the poll, with a total score of 406,222 votes against Wada who polled 189,704 votes.

Wada, after rejecting the result, said there was no election in the state, adding that it was daylight robbery.

“It is clear to all there was no election on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 but a declaration and execution of war against the people,” Wada stated.

“What happened in Kogi was an organized war against democracy; coup against the people and seizure of power through brigandage and the barrel of the gun with members of the police and other security agencies coordinating the stealing of the people’s votes.

“The police aided armed APC thugs to invade polling units with impunity, shoot and kill voters and carted away ballot boxes to government facilities where results were written in favour of APC and handed over to INEC to announce against the will of the people.”