With the total numbers of votes cast in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State counted, collated and declared, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, has emerged winner of the keenly fought contest.
To emerge winner, the APC candidate had to pay the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the same coin it paid him about 13 years ago, when the party denied him a second term.
Audu defeated the PDP candidate, incumbent Governor Idris by 240, 867 votes to 199, 514.
The difference between the votes is 41, 353 in favour of Mr. Audu.
As earlier reported, the APC candidate took the highest number of votes cast in 16 Local Government Areas of the state while the PDP candidate scored the highest number in the remaining five LGAs.