Breaking: INEC declares Yahaya Bello winner of Kogi guber election


The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, as the winner of last Saturday’s election.

Governor Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival, Engineer Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 189,704 votes.

The Returning Officer, Professor Ibrahim Umar on Monday made the announcement after getting the results of the remaining two Local Government Areas; Ibaji and Lokoja, where Governor Bello was in the lead.

He said, “Bello Yahaya Adoza, having scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and therefore returned.”

According to reports, the PDP refused to sign the results as declared by the Returning Officer.