The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of Saturday’s off cycle Governorship election in Kogi State.
The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Johnson Urama of the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, announced the results at INEC state collation centre in Lokoja , the state capital, on Sunday night.
According to the results; APC’s Usman Ododo polled 446,237, while his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 259,052 votes.
Also, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Dino Melaye polled 46,362 votes and Hon. Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Party (ADP) got 21,819 votes.
“Ahmed Ododo having certified the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Prof. Johnson declared.