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KOGI WEST POLL: REC blames parties for low voters’ turnout



The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi State, Prof. James Apam, said poor mobilization by political parties was responsible for the low turnout of voters in Saturday’s supplementary election in Kogi West Senatorial District.

The REC stated this when his attention was drawn by journalists to voters’ apathy in several polling units in Kabba, Mopa Moro, and Lokoja.

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However, the exercise was peaceful in Lokoja and some areas of Kogi West.

The REC said: “The political parties should be blamed for the voter apathy. They failed to convince their supporters on the need to come out and vote.”

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