Wins 12 out of 21 council area
By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja
Governor, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has won his reelection with a wide margin in the last Saturday governorship election.
Bello, candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, polled 406,222, while his the main opponent, Musa Wada (PDP) scored 189,704, as Natasha Akpoti (SDP) scored 9,482 to came a distant third.
The breakdown of the result shows that Bello won 12 out of the 21 council areas and recorded 25 percent of the vote cast in all the 21 LGAs.
Total Registered Voters is 1,646,350, Total Accredited Voters 636,202, Total Valid Votes – 610,744, Rejected Votes 13,770, while total Votes Cast was 624,514.
The APC candidate’s won five of the five council areas in his senatorial axis, five out of seven of Kogi west and two out of nine council areas of Kogi East.
Announcing the result, the Returning officer for the election, Prof. Muhammed Umar, Vice-Chancellor of Ahmedu Bello University, Zaria said Bello…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper