The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last Saturday presidential election in Kogi state.
The INEC returning officer, Professor Wahab Egbenwole, declared in Lokoja on Tuesday that Tinubu scored 240,751votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of PDP who got 145,104 votes.
Also, he said the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, came third with 56,217 votes
He added that out of 484,884 voters who were accredited for the election in the state, 476,038 cast their votes, and that 456,790 votes were recorded as valid votes while 19,248 votes were rejected in the process.
Tinubu won in 15 local governments: Mopa/Muro, Kogi, Kabba Bunu, Ijumu, Igala/ Mela and Yagba West, Olamaboro, Ofu ,Yagba East, Dekina, Ankpa, including Lokoja, Okene and dah and Ajaokuta, While Atiku won in six local governments of the state: Ogori Magogo, Adavi, Bassa, Ibaji, Okehi and Omala.