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Kogi APC: Our candidate has a resounding victory — we are ready for litigation

Kogi APC: Our candidate has a resounding victory — we are ready for litigation
November 14
21:35 2023

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi governorship campaign council says it is ready for any litigation because it recorded a clear win in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

Addressing a press conference in Lokoja, capital of Kogi, on Tuesday, Kingsley Fanwo, media director of the campaign council, said the party has a “resounding victory” that would be different for anyone to upturn in the courts.

Usman Ododo, the APC candidate, polled 446, 237 votes to defeat Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who came second with 259,052 votes.

Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 46,362 votes.

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Ajaka and Melaye have since rejected Ododo’s victory.

Fanwo said the APC candidate got votes from across the state’s three senatorial districts.

“It is laughable for a candidate, who claimed to win only in his zone to be crying foul and calling for the cancellation of the results of the areas where he was massively rejected,” NAN quoted Fanwo as saying.

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“It is akin to a poor student who scored 20 per cent in a test to call for the cancellation of the 80 per cent he missed to make him score 100 per cent.

“Our candidate and now the Governor-Elect, Alhaji Usman Ododo, won the election across the three Senatorial Districts while the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Alhaji Muritala Yakubu-Ajaka, claimed to have won in his own Senatorial District alone.

“He didn’t win any local government area in the west or central. Ododo won all the local government areas in two of the three senatorial districts and went ahead to win one local government area in the East senatorial district.”

Fanwo also called for the arrest of Melaye for allegedly saying he had access to the servers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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