NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Saturday’s off cycle governorship election in Kogi State.

Announcing the result, at the INEC state collation centre in Lokoja, the state capital on Sunday night, the returning officer for the election, Prof. Johnson Urama of the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, said APC’s 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 polled 46,362 votes and Hon. Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Party (ADP) got 21,819 votes.

The returning officer, said “Ahmed Ododo having certified the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected,”

He further said, the number of cancelled votes in the areas where election did not hold was 16, 247 and could not substantially affect the outcome of the result.

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