Kogi: PDP Declares Wada Poll’s Winner

Kogi: PDP Declares Wada Poll’s Winner

Yesterday, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announces its candidate Governor Idris Wada as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State.

According to the party, its standard bearer at the polls on November 21 and December 5 scored 201,877 votes against All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello’s 6,885 votes at the supplementary election. The PDP said Wada had more votes than Bello and therefore, should be returned by INEC.

The election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive on November 21, was deemed to have been concluded at the weekend, with voting in 91 polling units across 18 local government areas.

It was won by Bello of the APC. Bello was named the party’s candidate following the November 22 death of its former candidate Prince Abubakar Audu, who looked good to unseat Wada after polling 240, 876 votes on November 21.

But the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, described Bello’s declaration as winner of the poll by the electoral umpire as “a waste of time” that will not stand.

(The nation)

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