From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Arc. Idris Salman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) winner of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu House of Representatives election in Kogi state.
The Assistant Electoral Officer, Usman Uhami Ojo, announced the results in Kabba on Monday.
Salman’s victory shattered the ambition of Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole to represent the federal constituency.
Declaring the final result on Monday in Kabba, Usman said Arc Idris Salman of ADC polled 13,867, while the the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Matthew Kolawole polled 13,605.
”That Idris Salman of ADC having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and is returned elected,” the returning officer said.
The returning officer, Adams Baba had on February 26 declared the result of the Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu House of Representatives election inconclusive.
Baba had said that the declaration was due to the difference between the margin of winner and voided results in two polling units.