Breaking: INEC declares APC’s Ododo as Kogi Governor-elect

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Kogi State governorship election, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has been declared winner of the race by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Ododo polled a total votes of 446,237 to defeat his closest challenger, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who scored 259,052 votes, with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, emerging a distant third with 46,362 votes.

The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Johnson Urame, made the formal declaration at about 10.25pm on Sunday night.

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