From Godwin Tsa Abuja

The Kogi governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the duly elected governor of the state.

The three-member tribunal led by Ado Birnin-Kudu held that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its governorship candidate, Murtala Ajaka, failed to prove their allegations against the respondents.

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Birnin-Kudu said the election “was conducted in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act”.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Ododo, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Kogi governorship election held on November 11, 2023.

Ododo polled 446,237 votes to defeat Ajaka, who came second with 259,052 votes; and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 46,362 votes.

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