The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Haruna Isah, has been announced victor of the Lokoja/Kogi House of Representatives by-race hung on Aug.11.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Rotimi Ajayi, who declared the outcomes on Sunday in Lokoja, said Isah surveyed 26, 860 votes to crush Alhaji Bashir Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who surveyed 14, 845 votes.
Ajayi said that Ahmed Imam of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 2, 916 votes, while the competitors of the Accord Party and Alternative Democratic Congress (ADC) scored 149 votes and 2,984 votes, separately.
The Labor Party scored 90 votes; Democratic Alternative scored 159 votes; while Megga Party of Nigeria scored 50 votes, Ajayi expressed.
He said that 19,960 votes from 17 surveying units were dropped because of viciousness and different acts of neglect, saying that 15 of the influenced surveying units were in Lokoja Local Government Area, while two were from Kogi Local Government Area.
Giving a further breakdown of the race comes about, the Returning Officer said that 51, 669 voters were authorize for the decision while just 50,036 really cast their votes.
As indicated by him, valid votes are 48,165, while rejected votes are 1,871.
The by-race was led by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fill the opportunity made by the demise of the previous area of the seat, Umar Buba Jibrin, on March 30.