APC to INEC: Ododo close to victory in Kogi, ensure people’s will prevail


The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Usman Ododo, candidate of the party in the governorship election in Kogi, is “coastin to spectacular victory”.


In a statement on Sunday, Felix Morka, APC national publicity secretary, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protect the votes of the electorate in the state.


Morka said the “announced and uploaded results, so far, show Ododo maintaining a landslide lead in Kogi west and central, with a competitive showing in Kogi east”.


The APC spokesperson asked INEC to “protect the integrity of the legitimate votes of the Kogi electorate”.


 “We are keenly aware of intense pressure, including violent threats on INEC staff, by agents and supporters of trailing opposition parties aimed at unduly influencing or disrupting ongoing collation of results in the state,” the statement reads.


“We urge INEC to stand fast in discharge of its constitutional duty to deliver free, fair and credible election in the state, and ensure that the freely exercised will of the Kogi electorate prevails.”


The collation of results is currently ongoing in Lokoja, the state capital.


With the results announced so far, APC’s Ododo is currently in the lead with 207,293 votes, followed by Murtala Ajaka, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) with 59,807 votes and Dino Melaye of the PPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 21,447 votes.

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