Governor Yahaya Bello is leading in the early results declared at some polling units in the Kogi election, amidst accusations and counter accusations of polling violence and shooting at collation centres.
One of the victories the incumbent would cherish is narrowly defeating his trenchant critic and opponent Barrister Natasha Akpoti in her polling unit.
Akpoti is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, while Bello is the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress in the governorship race.
In the result declared in the presence of Akpoti APC scored 78 votes, Natasha’s SDP 76, while the PDP scored zero.
In Ugwolawo Unit 02 polling unit in Ofu Local government of the state,
INVALID =21 Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State
PU 003, Ward 3, Bassa LGA
Total no of registered voters: 615
Invalid 2; Rejected 1.
Ward 06, PU 002, Idah LG. Idah Ede Igalaba Kogi East LGA
Total number of voters – 516
Invalid – 8
SDP – 2
APC – 25
PDP – 187
Ogugu Ward polling unit, where Kogi State deputy governorship candidate of APC, Chief Edward Onoja, voted: