The 2023 Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu House of Representatives election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This followed the difference between the margin of winners and cancellation of results in two polling units of the federal Constituency.
The returning officer, Dr Adams Baba who declared the result inconclusive in Kabba on Sunday said the difference in the results between the winner, Arch Salman Idris of African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kolawole Matthew was not up to the number of registered voters in the cancelled polling units.
“The ADC candidate polled 13867 while the APC polled 13605 leaving just 262 votes difference whereas the number of PVC collected in the cancelled polling units of Iya in Otu ward in Kabba/Bunu LGA (485) and Open Space polling unit in Egbeda ward of Ijumu LGA (100) is more than the difference”
The returning officer however failed to mention when the rerun election will be conducted in the affected polling units.
The Speaker of the Kogi State Assembly, Kolawole Matthew is the candidate of the APC.
The number of accredited voters in the poll was 41,246; APC polled 13,605; ADC 13867; PDP 10967 while the rest votes were between SDP, NNPP and others.