The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared Ahmed Ogember of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Kogi Central senatorial rerun election after earlier declaring the election inconclusive.
INEC has previously declared the Central election inconclusive following the cancellation of 20,000 votes which affected two polling units of Otutu ward in Okene Local Government Area and Karaworo and Esuha and Inozomi wards in Adavi LGA.
However, the body reversed itself and declared Ahmed Ogembe winner of the poll with 45,468 votes ahead of Senator Nurudeen Abatemi of Peoples Progressive Alliance’s (PPA)31,163 and Dr. Moses Wokili of Social Democratic Party (SDP) 9,966 votes.
Reacting to the latest development, Ahmed Ogembe said he was not surprise as he knew that INEC erred in the first instance by basing their judgment on the submission of the presiding officials for the affected wards who have initially submitted their respective results.
He, however, stated that he will use the opportunity to represent his people at the upper chamber of the National Assembly to fight for the interest of his people and see how Ajaokuta Steel company located in the senatorial district is revived. Ogembe also said his victory have shown that his party, PDP, has rebounded in the state.