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Why I’m contesting Kogi gov election—Wada

By Etop Ekanem

The immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, has said he is not seeking to inherit the votes of Prince Abubakar Audu, the late All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the November 21, 2015 governorship election.

*Gov. Wada
*Gov. Wada

Wada said rather, he was contesting the results of the governorship election because of alleged irregularities, noting that it was unfortunate that the APC flag-bearer, Audu, died.

Wada made the assertion while adopting his petition before the Kogi Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

Under cross examination by counsel to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Governor Yahaya Bello and APC, Wada said though he was deeply saddened by the death of his long time friend, he was of the opinion that Audu’s votes were voided by his death and could not be inherited by anyone.

In a related development, a forensic analyst, Mr. Samuel Oduntan, also testified before the tribunal, saying he was the leader of the team that carried out forensic examination of the election documents and that they discovered various irregularities.


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