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The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, has called for the total cancellation of the elections which held in Kogi State, on Saturday, due to the high level of violence and vote buying.
Governorship election was held across the State, while a Senatorial rerun election was held in Kogi West Senatorial District.
According to him, if these elections are allowed to stand, the 2023 general elections, and the Ondo State Governorship election next year will be a bloodbath.
The Situation Room is one of the accredited Observers for the election.
Recall, that the Kogi State election was characterised by the late arrival of electoral materials, violence, and intimidation of voters. The election was however, also peaceful and efficient in some other areas.
A total of 24 Candidates took part in the Gubernatorial election. Although, the registered voters in the State are 1,646,350, about 1,485,828 (90.2 percent) collected their PVCs, and were thus eligible to vote in the 21 Local Governments of the State.