PDP Emerges Winner In Kogi Guber Electionâ€¨
SAN FRNACISCO, December 04, (THEWILL) - Capt. Idris Wada of PDP polled 300,372 votes to emerge the winner of the Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Shamsideen Amali, returned Wada as the duly elected candidate having satisfied the requirements for the poll.
Prince Abubakar Audu of ACN secured 159, 913 votes to emerge runner up. PDP won overwhelmingly in 18 out of the 21 local governments in the state while ACN won in the remaining three local councils.
The scores show a difference of 140,459 votes between the PDP that came first and second placed ACN.
ANPP scored 9,642 votes to clinch the third position while CPC came fourth with 5,724 votes.
In all, 19 political parties presented candidates for the election.
Recall that Kogi is one of the five states where election did not hold in April because of a court judgment that elongated the tenure of the governors. Other states are Adamawa, Bayelsa, Sokoto and Cross River states.
According to the electoral timetable released by the INEC, the tenure of Gov. Ibrahim Idris of Kogi ended on Dec. 3.