kogi Guber: Governor Bello Leads with over 200, 000 votes margin
… As Wada Sets to Challege Result in Court
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Saturday governorship election, is leading with a very wide margin in the results announce so far.
Governor Bello is ahead of the other 23 candidates with over 200, 000 votes margin in 15 out of the 21 local government areas where results have been officially announced.
Bello got a total of 333,212 votes, followed by Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who comes a distant second with 101,469 votes.
The APC candidate’s highest win so far is in Okene local government, the council area of the incumbent Governor, with a total of 112,764 votes as against Wada’s 139 votes. The Governor also floored the PDP candidate in the Kabba/Bunu, the LGA of Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesman. APC pulled 15,364 votes in Kabba Bunu which almost double that of Wada who polled 8,084 votes.
So far six LGAs still remain unannounced out of the 21 in the state.
The collation officers are reporting that thousands of votes were cancelled as a result of violence in some polling units. Meanwhile, the Governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate has rejected the result of the election.
Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, he said results were being written to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He posited that the deputy governor of the state, Chief Edward Onoja with security agencies were moving freely and visiting collation centers where he changed results to favour his party.
He also lamented that APC rigged the election with the result of Kogi Central adding that he and his party PDP will challenge the result in court.
“The result is not true reflection of what happened. The people of the state voted for PDP but APC changed the result to favour them.
“Results decleard so far by INEC is a written result and we can’t accept that. Every single result was changed and we are going to challenge the election.
“The election is not true reflection of what happened in the field. “I am the candidate of the party and I don’t have to wait till they kill me I have to cry out to the people of Nigeria to know that APC rigged the election.