BREAKING: INEC declares Usman Ododo winner of 2023 governorship election in Kogi State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Kogi State Governorship election held on Saturday.

According to the Returning Officer, Prof. Johnson Urama, Ododo secured 446,237 votes, defeating his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who polled 259,052 votes.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate garnered 46,362 votes, and Hon. Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Party (ADP) received 21,819 votes.

“Ahmed Ododo having certified the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected,”he said.

The official declared Ododo as the winner, meeting the legal requirements.

He also said the number of canceled votes in the areas where election did not hold was 16, 247 and could not substantially affect the outcome of the result.

Details to follow…