PDP Wins Kogi East Senatorial Election

A former Chief of Air Staff and member of the People Democratic Party (PDP), retired Air Vice-Marshal Isaac Alfa, has been declared winner of Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday.

Announcing the result in Idah on Sunday, the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Lucky Ovwhasa, said Alfa, the PDP candidate, scored 57, 575 votes to defeat five other candidates.

He said that the candidates of Mega People Political Party (MPPP), United Progressives Party (UPP), KOWA, ACPN and Labour Party scored 1,793, 888, 498, 349 and 11,908 votes, respectively, in the election.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) did not participate in the exercise due to an Appeal Court judgment, which prohibited it from fielding a candidate.

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