INEC declares Yahaya Bello winner of Kogi governorship election

By AdvocateNews on 18/11/2019

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

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.

Wada had on Sunday rejected some of the results of the election released by INEC  especially from Okene and Adavi local governnent areas and vowed to challenge the massive electoral fraud at the tribunal.

Posted 18/11/2019 12:59:59 PM

 

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