INEC Declares APC Candidate Yahaya Bello Governor–Elect
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alhaji Yahaya Bello, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate governor –elect and winner of the Kogi governorship poll.
APC in the election scored 247,752 votes to defeat its rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that came second with 204,877 votes.
In yesterday’s (December 6,) supplementary APC secured 6885 votes to beat PDP which polled 5363 votes.
The supplementary poll took place in 18 of the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.
With these votes, Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the election, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi declared Yahaya Bello Kogi governor-elect
Declaring Bello of the APC, winner, Kucha stated that the APC candidate have fulfilled all legal requirements
“That Yahaya Bello, having polled the highest number of votes and satisfied the law is hereby returned elected”. He declared
A drama however ensued during the collation of results temporarily halted when a PDP member our correspondent could not identify wanted to know the status of APC running mate.
Reacting, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) responded that Faleke remains the running mate to Bello.
It was jubilation galore in the streets of Lokoja and towns in the state when the results were announced and Alhaji Yahaya Bello was announced the winner of the election.
The Governor-elect, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, told journalist that the victory is for all the people of Kogi.
He urged the good people of the state to rally round him so as to translate the victory into success.
Below are the final results as released by INEC
1, Ibaji: APC 369, PDP 220
2,Adavi: APC 878,PDP 12
3, Ankpa: APC 562, PDP 629
4, Ajaokuta: APC 538, PDP 12
5, Omala: APC 317, PDP 323
6, Igalamela/Odolu: APC 92, PDP 434
7, Ofu: APC 105, PDP 484
8, Dekina: PDP 1999 APC 2178
9, Kabba/Bunu: PDP 131 APC 201
10, Ijumu: PDP 102 APC 86
11, Lokoja: PDP 145 APC 301
12, Kogi/Koto: PDP 281 APC 406
13, Yagba West: PDP 73 APC 86
14, Okene: APC 208,PDP 02
15, Okehi: PDP 0 APC 108
16, Idah: PDP 70 APC 62
17, Bassa: APC 221, PDP 114
18, Olamaboro: APC 167, PDP 332
Total: APC 6885. PDP 5363
Grand Total: APC 247,752, PDP 204,877