Sunday, 6 December 2015

Alhaji Yahaya Bello of APC Wins Kogi Govenorship Election

Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Kogi state supplementary election held on December 5 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  





Bello, 40, was  drafted into the Kogi state governorship race by the APC national leadership after the party’s 
candidate in the election, Prince Abubakar Audu, passed away hours after the INEC had declared the election inconclusive.

The commission had asked the party to replace Audu in the election and the party settled for Bello, who came second in the party’s primaries leading to the main election.

The late APC governorship candidate was leading his opponent Captain Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by 41,353 votes.

The final results for the election indicate that the APC scored 6,885 while the PDP scored 5,363 votes from the supplementary polls. When added to the result of the previous election, the APC’s total number of votes is 247,752 while that of the PDP is 204,877. The Labour Party (LP) finished third in the election with 8,761 votes.

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