Latest Kogi State Online News Roundup After Saturday’s Elections

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Kogi Decides 2019: Concise Election Monitoring Room/Live ReportsKogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, November 17th 2019.


Here are the latest Kogi news headlines


Kogi Guber: Vote Buying Activities Exposed Ahead Of Election

In less than twenty four hours to the gubernatorial election in Kogi state, an act of alleged vote buying has been reported.

This was disclosed by accredited and trained observers, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

CDD, claims that reports from observers indicate that some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are being induced. Read more here.

Kogi Guber: Gunmen Attack Seyi Makinde In Lokoja

Some gunmen have attacked the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, who is currently in Lokoja ahead of Kogi state gubernatorial election on Saturday.

According to reports, Makinde, who is also the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Chairman of Kogi Campaign Council, had lodged in Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, along Stadium road.

But the gunmen arrived the hotel at about 12:50pm, shooting sporadically. Read more here.

Kogi: Popular Spiritualist Predicts Winner Of Guber Election

A popular Anambra-based spiritualist Ramas Azuzu has predicted that Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the Kogi State 2019 governorship election.

Azuzu who is the Founder and Spiritual Leader of Liberation Temple of the Absolute God made the prediction on Friday in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to him, his prediction was based on the answers given to him in the spiritual realm. Read more here.

Kogi Election: PDP Reacts As Gunmen Attack Seyi Makinde In Lokoja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly sending armed thugs to invade the hotel where the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State lodged ahead of tomorrow’s election.

This online news medium had reported that masked armed men stormed the hotel at about 12.50 pm, and attempted to force their way into the building.

They were, however, resisted by security operatives attached to the Oyo State Governor, assisted by some residents in the neighbourhood resulting in a commotion. Read more here.

Kogi Election: What Makinde Said After Gunmen Attack In Lokoja

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has condemned the attack on him and some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Lokoja, Kogi State.

This online news medium had reported that the armed men, some of who were masked and dressed in police uniforms, stormed the hotel at about 12.50 pm on Friday and attempted to force their way into the hotel.

They were, however, resisted by security operatives attached to the Oyo State Governor and assisted by some residents in the neighbourhood. Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: APC’s Yahaya Bello, Wife Cast Votes In Okene

Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) cast his vote at his Upogoro-Odenku Ward in Okene local government area of Kogi state at about 8:50 am on Saturday.

This online news medium had reported that Bello was accompanied by his wife, Amina, who also voted at the same polling unit.

It was learned that the voting process started earlier at a slow pace in parts of Lokoja, the state capital, due to the late arrival of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and election materials. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: Party Doling Out $1000 To INEC Officials, Group Alleges

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has claimed that a political party is doling out about $1,000 to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi State.

This online news medium had reported the CDD raised the alarm in a statement on Friday, saying that the money was meant to make INEC influence the outcome of the poll.

According to the statement, “some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators in Kogi State have “witnessed an upsurge in the number of customers calling to change USD1000 to Naira. Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: INEC Issues 2015 Ballot Papers In Dekina

Officials of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been observed issuing 2015 ballot papers to voters instead of the ones for 2019.

This, according to the Situation Room, a Platform of Civil Society Organizations working on Elections, Good governance and other issues in Nigeria, is happening in polling unit 005 in Dekina township ward in Dekina local government area.

The election monitoring group said, “This issue has been reported to INEC.” Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: Massive Turnout In Dino Melaye’s Kogi West

Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and Senatorial elections in Kogi West area of the State.

This online news medium understands that 24 candidates are running for the highest office in the north-central State, with about 1,485,828 electorates expected to vote in the 21 local government areas (LGAs) that make up the 28-year-old State.

Yahaya Bello, who is the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the frontrunners. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: Thugs Attack Journalists At Anyigba

Thugs believed to be loyal to one of the political parties contesting the governorship election in Kogi state have allegedly attacked Sam Egwu of the Leadership newspapers and Sunday Omachi of Radio Kogi.

This online news medium understands that the incident happened at Anyigba in Dekina local government area of the Confluence State.

It was learned that the two pressmen were on election duty when they were attacked by the hoodlums at Unity Roundabout, close to Kogi State University. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: PDP’s Wada Votes, Tells Anyigba Voters What To Do

Governor Yahaya Bello’s main challenger in the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election, Musa Wada, has cast his vote, calling on electorates to defend their votes.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his elder brothers, former Governor Idris Wada, and Dr Ibrahim Wada, cast their votes at Odu Ward 4, Unit 001, Odu-Ogboyaga in Dekina at about 9:15 a.m.

Wada, speaking after casting his vote, said there was an attempt by “hooligans” to disrupt the exercise in one of the polling units earlier. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: What Edward Onoja Said After Casting Vote

The deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Edward Onoja, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a peaceful election.

Onoja said this on Saturday after voting at unit 13, ward 3, Omonyoku-Odidoko, Ogugu-Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi.

He said that the election was peaceful and commended the electorate for their orderly conduct. Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: Live Updates From Governorship Election

Welcome to our Election Monitoring Room/Live Reports.

We shall be bringing to you live reports across Kogi as eager electorates troop out today November 16 to elect a Governor to lead the Confluence State.

This online news medium understands that 24 candidates are running for the highest office in the north-central State, with about 1,485,828 electorates expected to vote in the 21 local government areas (LGAs) that make up the 28-year-old State. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: PDP, SDP Score Zero At Yahaya Bello’s Polling Unit

Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has polled 716 votes to win his polling unit in Okene area of Kogi State.

This online news medium reports that governor Bello’s main challenger, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), recorded zero, as well as, another contender, Natasha Akpoti of Social Democratic party (SDP). Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: INEC Official Abducted In Lokoja

An unidentified official of Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been kidnapped in SUBEB polling unit in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

The abduction happened after gunmen shot sporadically into the air while voting in the Kogi governorship election was ongoing.

It was learned that voters scampered for safety before the gunmen went away with the official. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: Ex-Gov Wada Reveals Why PDP Will Defeat APC

Former governor of Kogi State Idris Wada has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Wada, who spoke after casting his vote at Odu Ward 4 Unit 001 in Ogboyaga, said the electorate overwhelmingly voted for the party.

The former governor also called for adoption of electronic voting system with computerised database to curb the nation’s flaws in electioneering processes, costs and security challenges. Read more here.

Police Say Situation In Kogi More Challenging Than Bayelsa

The Police have lamented that the violence in Kogi State during the governorship elections was worse than that of Bayelsa State.

The police blamed politicians for the electoral malpractices and violence that occurred during the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.

Elections had been disrupted in Ward 2, Lokoja, after gunshots were fired into the air by suspected thugs. Read more here.

Kogi/Bayelsa Elections: Results In Volatile Areas Will Be Cancelled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that election results from polling units where cases of ballot box-snatching were recorded may be cancelled.

The electoral body says despite reports of violence recorded in different parts of Kogi and Bayelsa states, most voters who were willing to vote had the opportunity to do so.

In a communique by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, the commission said it carefully monitored the electoral process in both states. Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: Latest Governorship Election Results

Kogi State governorship election results, as announced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have started trickling in from the various local government areas of the State.

24 candidates are running for the highest office in the north-central State, with about 1,485,828 electorates expected to vote in the 21 local government areas (LGAs) that make up the 28-year-old State. Read more here.

Kogi Decides: INEC Declares 30 Staff, Results Missing During Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 30 of its staff are missing in Kogi State.

The electoral body said the ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday’s Kogi governorship election after they were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA).

The LGA Election Officer, in-charge of collating and announcing the local government’s results, Garba Mahmood, made this known on Sunday. Read more here.

What PDP Told Kogi, Bayelsa Voters To Do Ahead Results Declaration

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged voters who participated in Saturday’s governorship polls in Kogi and Bayelsa States to protect their votes.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Saturday, urged the voters to remain alert and resist all undemocratic brigand elements.

Ologbondiyan advised the voters to take all legitimate steps to protect their votes to the very end. He also told the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to ensure that nothing happened to the ballots. Read more here.

Fact About N-Power Money Used To Fund Kogi Election In Yahaya Bello’s Favour

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme are growing increasingly frustrated with the delay of their monthly stipend.

Checks by this online news medium revealed that beneficiaries nationwide are yet to get paid their last month’s stipend. Read more here.

Kogi Decides 2019: Latest Governorship Election Results From LGAs (Official)

Kogi State governorship election results from the local governments, as announced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have started coming in.

This online news medium had earlier reported the latest governorship election results from polling units and wards. Read more here.


And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.



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