The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State winner of the governorship election in the state.
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada, had earlier rejected results as then released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election.
Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, Wada said that the results were doctored to favour Gov. Yahaya Bello of APC.
He alleged that the APC massively rigged the election in Kogi Central where the governor came from.
“The result is not a true reflection of what happened. The people of the state voted for PDP but APC changed the result to favour them.
“Results decleard so far by INEC are written results and we can’t accept that.
“Every single result was changed and we are going to challenge the result. The election is not true reflection of what happened in the field,” Wada said.
He promised to challenge the results at the tribunal.
The indication of what the final call would be was obvious given the results earlier declared by the INEC.
According to the results, the performance of the two major political parties were as follows: the Ogori-Magongo Local Government; APC– 3,679 votes, PDP — 2,145 votes
Ijumu Local Government; APC — 11,425 votes, PDP 7,587 votes.
Omala Local Government; APC — 8,473 votes, PDP — 14,403 votes
Adavi Local Government; APC — 64,657 votes, PDP — 366 votes
Igalamela/Odolu Local Government; APC — 8,075, PDP — 11,195 votes
Okene Local Government; APC — 112, 764 votes, PDP – 139 votes
Kabba/Bunu Local Government; APC — 15, 364 votes, PDP – 8,084 votes
Kogi Local Government; APC — 14,097 votes, PDP — 9,404 votes
Meanwhile , the commission has announced the death of one ad hoc staff at Ibaji Local Government.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. James Apam who announced this said that the staff died when the boat in which they were travelling capsized.
He said that the staff was a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, noting that arrangements had been made to convey his body to Lokoja.