The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Audu, has emerged winner of the Kogi State Governorship election held on Saturday.
Based on results released at the Local Government level, Audu beat incumbent Governor, Idris Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
With results from the state’s 21 local governments now counted, Audu garnered 231,863 votes as against the 199,514 votes scored by his closest challenger, Ibrahim Wada.
The APC candidate defeated the PDP’s candidate and incumbent governor, Wada, in 16 of the 21 local government areas in the state.
Clearly, it shows that Audu has 32,349 more votes than Wada.
The local governments won by Audu are Ofu, Ida, Kabba Bunu, Yagba East, Yagba West, Adavi, Koton Karfi, Ankpa, Okehi, Ajaokuta, Ijumun, Olamaboro, Igalamela, Bassa, Lokoja, and Ibaji.
The PDP was victorious in five local governments namely; Ogori Mangogo, Omala, Okene, Dekina and Mopa-moro.