INEC: Yahaya Bello wins kogi governorship election

INEC:  Yahaya Bello wins kogi governorship election

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has been re-elected for second term, Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba made this announcement in lokoja today Monday 17, 2019 Garba said Bello  polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704 votes, while Mrs

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has been re-elected for second term, Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba made this announcement in lokoja today Monday 17, 2019

Garba said Bello  polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704 votes, while Mrs Natasha Akpoti, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party came third by scoring 9,482 votes, Mrs Justina Abanida of the African Democratic Party scored 706 votes to come fourth while the candidate of PDF came fifth with 624 votes.

He declares that 636,202 out of the 1,636,350 registered voters in the state were accredited for the election out of which 624,514 voted

Garba noted that Bello having scored the majority of votes and other constitutional requirements is declared the winner.

Furthermore Garba gave total valid votes cast during the election as 610,744 , number of rejected votes was 13,770 while cancelled votes were 149,576 votes.

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