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PDP wins Kogi East senatorial election

25 July 2016, 06:30

Lokoja - A former Chief of Air Staff and member of People Democratic Party (PDP), retired Air Vice-Marshal Isaac Alfa, has been declared winner of Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday.

Announcing the result in Idah on Sunday, the Returning Officer for the election, Profressor Lucky Ovwhasa, said Alfa, the PDP candidate, scored 57, 575 votes to defeat five other candidates.

He said that the candidates of Mega People Political Party (MPPP), United Progressives Party (UPP), KOWA, ACPN and Labour Party scored 1,793, 888, 498, 349 and 11,908 votes, respectively, in the election.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) did not participate in the exercise due to an Appeal Court judgment which prohibited it from fielding a candidate.

Also read: I am happy to be back in APC - Ribadu

The senatorial election, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), held in 236 out of the 1,080 policing units in the area,

The returning officer announced that only 140, 297 voters out of the 643,559 registered voters in the area participated in the election.

Mr Haruna Idoko of the APC had on Saturday night been declared winner of Idah state constituency re-run election.

According to the Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Femi Ajayi, Idoko polled 8,346 votes to beat his closest rival, James Ukwubile of the PDP, who scored 8,274 votes.

The result of Ofu state constituency re-run is still being awaited.



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