INEC urged to con­duct fresh re-run elec­tion in Kogi

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Stel­la­maris Asiegbu

The Net­work of Igala As­so­ci­a­tions (NIA) has called on the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC), to con­duct fresh re-re­run elec­tions in Kogi Cen­tral and Kogi East sen­a­to­rial dis­tricts of the state.

The as­so­ci­a­tion made the call in a let­ter of protest, dated July 12 and ad­dressed to INEC chair­man, Pro­fes­sor Mah­mood Yakubu.

In the let­ter made avail­able to Daily Trust, yes­ter­day, the body said INEC should con­duct the re-run in or­der to give the peo­ple voice at the Na­tional Assem­bly.

The let­ter was signed by the group’s leader, Com­rade Ojile Charles Ibrahim, deputy leader, Al­haji Umoru Mo­hammed and Sec­re­tary, Malam Has­san Musa.

Ac­cord­ing to them, when the ap­peal court ruled that there should be a re-run elec­tion within 90 days, the di­rec­tive did not ex­clude any po­lit­i­cal party or can­di­dates from par­tic­i­pat­ing.

It there­fore de­scribed as un­law­ful, the de­ci­sion of INEC to ex­clude the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) and its can­di­dates in the re­run of Fe­bru­ary 20, 2016, held in Kogi Cen­tral and Kogi East Sen­a­to­rial Dis­tricts.

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