In a significant electoral development, Usman Ododo, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been officially declared the winner of the Kogi state governorship election held on Saturday, November 11.
Ododo secured a commanding victory with a total of 446,237 votes, surpassing his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who secured 259,052 votes and claimed the second position. Notably, Dino Melaye, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), garnered 46,362 votes in the keenly contested election.
The announcement of Ododo’s triumph marks a decisive moment in Kogi’s political landscape and underscores the electorate’s choice for continuity or change in leadership. The APC candidate’s significant margin of victory reflects the party’s appeal to the voters and their confidence in his ability to lead the state.
As the newly elected governor prepares to assume office, all eyes will be on the strategies and policies he implements to address the pressing issues facing Kogi state. The outcome of this election is poised to shape the trajectory of governance in the state and will undoubtedly be analyzed for its implications on future political dynamics in the region.