INEC Declares APC’s Ododo winner of Kogi Election

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From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alh. Usman Ahmed Ododo, as winner of the last Saturday’s governorship election, held in Kogi state.

According to the INEC’s returning officer, Prof. Johnson Urame, he said that the candidate of the APC got APC 446,237 votes.

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alh. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, who came second in the exercise, polled a total votes of SDP 259, 052 while the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye, came third with the total number 46, 362 votes.

Prof. Johnson said “Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress having satisfied the mandate of the law is declared the winner of Kogi state governorship election and returned elected”.