The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised objections to some of the results announced for the governorship election in Kogi state, in which the incumbent, Yahaya Bello is galloping away to victory.

Out of the 16 local government results declared so far, Bello has beaten his PDP challenger, Engineer Musa Wada, in 11 out of 16, winning in two of them , Okene and Adavi, with large margins. There are five local governments left to be declared including the capital, Lokoja.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the results for Adavi and Okene.

At the INEC collation office in Lokoja, the PDP agent, Joe Agada said the figures were outrageous.

In Adavi, APC polled – 64,657 votes, while the PDP polled – 366 votes. In Okene, the APC polled 112,762 votes while the PDP got a miserable 139 votes.

Mr. Agada’s contention was that the turnout of voters was suspicious as it ran against what was recorded in the presidential election in February.

He urged INEC to reject the results.

Professor Ibrahim Umar, the Returning Officer of the Kogi Governorship election, asked the PDP agent to put his observations and complaints to paper, and file it at the appropriate quarters.

Prof. Umar is the Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University.

Results declared:

Ogori/Magongo Local Govt
APC 3,679
PDP 2,145
SDP 244

Adavi LG

APC 64,657
PDP 366
SDP 279

Omala LG

APC 8,473
PDP 14,403
SDP 567

Ijumu LG

APC 11,627
PDP 7,587
SDP 223

Okene LG
APC 112,764
PDP 139
SDP 50

Ogori Magongo

APC 3679
PDP 2145
SDP 244

Kabba/Bunu LG
APC 15,364
PDP 8,084
SDP 364

Kogi Koton-Karfe LG

APC 14,097
PDP 9,404
SDP 657

Yagba East LG

APC 6,735
PDP 7,546
SDP 220

Igalamela Odolu

APC 8075
PDP 11195
SDP 208

Mopa Muro LG

APC 4,953
PDP 3,581
SDP 95

Okehi LG

APC 36,954
PDP 478
SDP 3,095

Ajaokuta LG

APC 17,952
PDP 5,565
SDP 323

Idah LG

APC 4,602
PDP 13,962
SDP 221

Olamaboro LG

APC 16,876
PDP 8,155
SDP 262

Yagba West LG

APC 7,868
PDP 8,860
SDP 211

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