Kogi State chapter of the Social Democratic Party, on Sunday, called for the cancellation of the results of the November 11 governorship election in five Local Government Areas in the state.
SDP made this demand at the gubernatorial election collation centre where the party’s collation agent, David Edibu, submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission, demanding the cancellation of results in Okene, Okehi, Ogori Magongo, Adavi and Ajaokuta Local Government Areas as well as some parts of Lokoja.
He alleged that there were corrupt practices, votes buying and over voting in the affected areas during Saturday’s election.
He said that agents of the party were not allowed to get close to the polling units in the LGAs.
State Returning Officer, Prof. Johnson Urame, received the petitions on behalf of the commission and assured the SDP that the petition would be reviewed.
Peoples Democratic Party also backed the SDP petition.
The PDP’s collation agent, Abubakar Mahmood, added that the number of malpractices in the said LGAs was alarming.
But the All Progressives Congress, in a swift reaction to the call for cancellation, said that the PDP can not blame anyone for not having its agents at the polling units.