Kogi Election 'INEC's decision is illegal,' Idris Wada says

Abubakar Audu died on Sunday, November 22, 2015, after participating in the polls and being in the lead the day before.

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The Kogi state Governor Idris Wada, in a recent chat with newsmen, said the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), will contest INEC's decision to allow APC replace its Guber candidate in court.

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, reached a decision to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) get a replacement for Abubakar Audu.

It also said that it will conduct supplementary elections in 91 polling units.

Also, a source close Governor Wada said “INEC did not base its declaration on sound legal provisions, so what they have done is not within their powers.

“The PDP legal team have been meeting since INEC made the announcement.”

“I can categorically tell you that we are going to court.

“INEC did not base its declaration on sound legal provisions, so what they have done is not within their powers.

“Their role is to conduct election not try to adjust the law to fit what the want.

“INEC’s decision is clearly bias because what it should have done, in allowing APC conduct another primary, was cancel the election so we go for a fresh one.

“In this matter, APC has been favoured and it behoves on us to act,” the source said.

Audu died on Sunday, November 22, 2015, after participating in the polls and being in the lead the day before.

The elections were later declared inconclusive by INEC due to irregularities in the 91 polling units earlier mentioned.

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