#KogiDecides2023: SDP Petitions INEC, Calls for Cancellation of Votes in Five LGAs

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Social Democratic Party (SDP) has called for the cancellation of results of Saturday governorship election in Kogi state.

SDP made this call at the gubernatorial election collation centre where the party’s collation agent, David Edibu, submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling for cancellation of results in Okene, Okehi, Ogori Magongo, Adavi, Ajaokuta Local Government Areas as well as some parts of Lokoja alleging corrupt practices, votes buying and over voting.

Edibu added that SDP agents were not allowed to get close to the polling units in the affected local government areas.

The state returning officer, Prof. Johnson Urame received the petitions on behalf of the commission and assured SDP that the petition will be reviewed.

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that they are keying into the petition of the Social Democratic Party.

The PDP collation agent, Abubakar Mahmood, added that the number of malpractices in the said local government areas were alarming.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress while reacting to the call for cancellation said that the Peoples Democratic Party can not blame anyone for not bringing agents to the polling units. 

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