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Tinubu wins presidential election in Kogi

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu National Leader of APC

The presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu was on Tuesday declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 25 presidential election in Kogi State.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Wahab Egbenwole, announced in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, that the APC candidate scored 240,751votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of PDP who got 145,104 votes.

The candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, emerged third with 56,217 votes.

This newspaper learned 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, 70, triumphed in 15 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) while Atiku won in six: Ogori Magogo, Adavi, Bassa, Okehi, Omala, and Ibaji.

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