Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Holds Simultaneously with Guber Election on Nov 16, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 16 for a fresh election in Kogi West Senatorial District between Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party and Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement signed by the chairman of its Information and Voter Committee, Festus Okoye, on Monday, INEC said the senatorial election would hold simultaneously with the state governorship election.

INEC had earlier announced plans for the upcoming Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. The elections will be held simultaneously in the two states on November 16.

The Court of Appeal had recently upheld the August 23 judgment of the Kogi election tribunal which nullified the election of Mr Melaye as the senator for the district.

In the judgement, the appellate court agreed with the tribunal which ordered the electoral commission to conduct a fresh election in the senatorial district.

Mr Okoye also in the statement disclosed that the commission would conduct another by-election for the Sabuwa State Constituency in Katsina State on November 30.

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