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APC wins Lokoja/Kogi bye-election






The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s bye-election for the Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi of the Federal University Lokoja (FUL), who announced the outcome of the exercise in the early hours of Sunday, at the LG INEC Headquarter, Lokoja, declared the APC candidate, Haruna Isah winner, “haven satisfied the requirements of the Electoral Act”.

Details of the result are as follows :

Kogi/Koton-Karfe LG

Registered voters: 47505

Votes cast: 20,304

Accredited voters: 21115

Rejected votes: 581

Parties and their scores

Accord – 31

ADC – 977

APC -11078

DA – 47

MPN -10

NCP – 39

PDP – 7094

SDP – 4033

LOKOJA LG

Registered voters: 10,5965

Votes cast: 29,732

Accredited voters: 30,554

Valid votes: 28,442

Rejected votes: 1,290

Parties and their scores:

Accord – 118

ADC – 2,007

APC – 15,782

DA – 110

LP – 76

MPN – 40

NCP – 75

PDP – 7,751

SDP – 2,483

Final results for the federal constituency

Registered voters – 15,3470

Accredited voters – 51,669

Valid votes – 48,165

Votes cast – 50,036

Rejected voters – 1,871

Total votes cancelled as a result of violence – 19,960

Parties and their scores

Accord – 149

ADC – 2,984

APC – 26,860

DA – 159

LP – 90

MPN – 50

PDP – 14,845

SDP – 2,916

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