The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Usman Ododo, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Kogi State.
According to The PUNCH, the Returning Officer for the Kogi State governorship election, Prof Johnson Urama disclosed this on Sunday evening.
“Ahmed Ododo of APC, having certified by the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” said Urama.
Ododo won the election with 446,237 votes, defeating his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, who garnered 259,052, while Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party pulled 46,362 votes.
This is despite INEC announcing that fresh polls will be conducted in some polling units in the Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state on November 18, 2023.