PDP’s Alfa wins Kogi East Se­nate seat

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

The In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) yesterday de­clared the can­di­date of the Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP), re­tired Air Vice Mar­shall Isaac Alfa, as win­ner of the Kogi East Se­na­to­rial re-run elec­tion held on Satur­day.

Alfa, a former Chief of Air Staff, polled 57,575 votes to de­feat five other can­di­dates that con­tested in the rerun elec­tion.

The rul­ing party, the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress (APC) did not par­tic­i­pate in the elec­tion fol­low­ing an ap­peal court judg­ment, which banned it from field­ing a can­di­date.

The Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP) in La­gos State has al­leged that con­trary to claims by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on lack of ev­i­dence, some of the min­sters serv­ing un­der him are cor­rupt.

Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer for the rerun, Prof. Lucky Ovwhasa, said Alfa was de­clared win­ner af­ter polling the high­est num­ber of votes.

He said the can­di­dates of ACPN, KOWA, MPPP, UPP and the LP scored 1,793, 888, 498, 349 and 11,908 votes re­spec­tively in the rerun elec­tion.

The se­na­to­rial elec­tion was held in eight out of the nine lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas in Kogi East Se­na­to­rial district. These in­cluded Bassa, Dek­ina, Ankpa, Olam­aboro, Ofu, Idah, Igalamela/ Odolu and Ibaji.

Mean­while, the result for the Ofu state con­stituency re-run elec­tion is still be­ing awaited. It would be re­called that the pres­i­dent re­cently said none of his min­is­ters had any case in

La­gos State PDP Chair­man, Mos­hood Sal­vador

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