The former Auditor General for Local Governments in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election held in the State on Friday.
The secretary of the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, on behalf of the chairman of the panel, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, announced the results and declared Mr. Ododo as the winner.
Ododo, who was the candidate of outgoing Governor Yahaya Bello, got a total of 78,704 votes to defeat six other contestants in the governorship race.
About seven other aspirants including the state’s deputy governor, Edward Onoja, Governor Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff, Pharm. Mohammed Asuku, had earlier withdrawn from the gubernatorial race on the eve of the primary election.
Ododo, defeated a fellow Egbira man the Barr. Mohammed Ozigi Salami, who scored 1,506 votes.
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, scored the least number of votes – 311.