Kogi: Who replaces Abubakar Audu?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold a primary election to replace the late Prince Abubakar Audu, its governorship candidate who died before the election was declared inconclusive – a decision rejected by many legal experts.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, declared Saturday’s election inconclusive on account of irregularities in 91 polling units. But the APC had an almost unassailable lead. In fact, the popular thinking is that since APC was leading by 41,000 votes and the number of registered voters in the 91 polling units is 49,000 but only 25,000 have Voter Cards, there is no need for a supplementary election.

The remains of Prince Audu, 68, were buried on Monday in his hometown, Ogonicha, Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

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