The Independent National Electoral Commission has formally announced the present governor, Yahaya Bello, as the winner of the last Saturday’s governorship political race in Kogi State.
<p>The pronouncement of the outcome was put on hang on Sunday evening after outcomes in 19 out of the 21 council zones were discharged by INEC. </p>
But the commission said that they were anticipating results from Lokoja and Ibaji council area as of that moment. It likewise included that clarification of result from Dekina ward was required.
Be that as it may, with the outcomes reported on Sunday, Bello of the All Progressives Congress was cruising to a simple win over the competitor of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Wada.
Subsequent to reporting the rest of the results of the polls at INEC office in Lokoja on Monday, Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, said Bello had a sum of 406,222 votes to beat his nearest rival, Wada, who polled 189,704 votes.
Prof. Ibrahim also stated that, “Bello Yahaya, having scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and therefore returned.”
However, after the declaration, PDP agent would not sign the results proclaimed by the INEC officials.
The party, on Sunday, separated itself from the announced results, with Wada of PDP claiming irregularities and voter terrorizing by “APC hooligans,” and statewide violence during the gathered information.
<p>He portrayed the figures declared by INEC as “imaginary.”</p>