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#KogiDecides2023: ‘840-0’ — APC’s Ododo defeats Ajaka, Melaye at Yahaya Bello’s polling unit

 


Usman Ododo, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, has won the polling unit of Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor of the state.

 

According to the result at polling unit 11, Agassa, Okene LGA, Kogi, Ododo scored 840 votes while his close challengers — Murtala Ajaka, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — did not have any vote.

 

While casting his vote at the unit earlier in the day, the governor said Ododo would coast to victory in the election.

 

Bello commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the election.

 

He also praised security operatives for offering residents of Kogi a peaceful environment to participate in the election.

 

“I am optimistic that our candidate, Usman Ododo, will emerge victorious at the end of the exercise,” NAN quoted Bello as saying.

 

“We have come out in numbers to cast our votes. I have just cast my vote and others are casting their votes. It is timely. All materials were deployed within the time stipulated.

 

 “So far I haven’t heard of complaints from any quarter. The conduct of INEC so far has been so fantastic. All the security agencies have conducted themselves so far very professionally.

 

“Citizens that are exercising their franchise are doing that freely. There are no hitches; no rancour.

 

Ododo had also expressed satisfaction with the conduct of security operatives and commended them for ensuring that things were smooth and peaceful.

 

“While I express confidence at winning this election, I thank the Kogi people for turning out en-masse to vote in the crucial exercise,’’ he said.

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