The People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, Captain Idris Wada was on Sunday declared the Governor-elect of Kogi State. Idris Wada’s PDP recorded a total of 300,372 votes while Prince Abubakar Audu of the Action Congress of Nigeria was the closest contender with his total votes amounting to 159, 913.
PDP won in 18 out of the 21 local governments in the state while ACN won in 3.
The third position was occupied by the All Nigeria People’s Party with a total of 9,642 votes while the Congress for Progressive Change occupied the fourth position with 5,724 votes.
Having certified the requirements for the elections, the Returning Officer, Prof. Shamsideen Amali, announced Captain Wada as the duly elected candidate for the Kogi Governorship elections.
Indications however emerged on Sunday that the Action Congress of Nigeria would reject the results of the polls announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the party’s agent at the collation centre, Malam Mohammed Suleiman, refused to sign the results sheet. He claimed that his party won the election and disclosed that the party would decide on what to do next.