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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State on Saturday.

Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his contestant, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 189,704 votes to emerge second.

The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state. 

With the result, Bello has been re-elected for a second term in office.

INEC’s Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar, said Bello had been declared winner, having scored the highest number of votes during the poll conducted on Saturday.

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (NGO), said political parties and security agencies compromised the credibility of the governorship and senatorial elections in the state.

It also asked INEC to conduct a new election, saying Saturday’s did not reflect the votes of the people, irrespective of the results.





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