The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Yahaya Bello, the winner of the Kogi State governorship election.
Bello emerged the winner after election on Saturday in 91 Polling Units where supplementary election was held.
Declaring the results of the election, the Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, said the APC’s candidate polled 247,752 to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and incumbent, Captain Idris Wada, with 204,877 votes.
Collation of the supplementary election results started late Saturday night, with the official of the electoral body giving a breakdown of results from the earlier election held on November 21.
After that election, the electoral body declared the election inconclusive and fixed a supplementary election for December 5.
Bello emerged the replacement of Prince Abubakar Audu as the candidate of the APC after his death on November 22.
Based on the outcome of the supplementary election of December 5, Bello scored 6,885 votes, while Wada 5,363.
The final results: