The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship election in Kogi State.
The PDP opponent, incumbent Governor Idris Wada failed to cover grounds as the APC extended the 41,353 vote lead recorded two weeks ago.
According to Professor Emmanuel Kucha the APC’s candidate polled 247,752 to Wada of PDP who garnered 204,877 votes.
40-year old Bello replaced Prince Abubakar Audu, the original candidate of the APC who died on the 21 November, the day the election was declared inconclusive by INEC.
INEC ordered for fresh election in 91 polling units spread across 19 local governments.
The councils are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Ida, Igala-Mela, Okehi, Odohun, Ijimu, Kabba/Bunu, Lokoja, Ofu, Olamaboro, Okene, Omala and Yagba West and Kogi Kodokafi.