As INEC prepares to begin collation of results from all the Local Government Areas in Kogi State for Saturday’s governorship elections, figures gathered from the various polling units put APC candidate Prince Abubakar Audu in early lead while the PDP candidate and incumbent Governor Idris Wada is closely trailing behind.
There are a total of 21 candidates contesting in the election.
Governor Idris gained massive votes in the Central Senatorial District but, Prince Audu, based on early results, was leading in the Eastern and Western Senatorial Districts.
Prince Abubakar Audu expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the polls, describing it as most organized and peaceful but Governor Idris Wada, whose fingerprints were rejected by the card reader during accreditation at his ward in Dekina local government area, expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the polls.
Governor Wada was particularly disappointment over the failure of the card readers as well as non-availability of incident forms for other voters whose fingerprints were also rejected by the card reader at the polling unit.
“It seems it was a deliberate attempt to sabotage the process; there are few incident forms here and there are no photocopiers to produce more. As you can see there are so many people here that are going to be disenfranchised which is not fair,” Wada lamented.
According to him he had received reports of thuggery and ballot box snatching in Ayingba despite the massive deployment of security personnel for the election.
Full results later…