After days of increasingly restive waiting, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially declared governor Yahaya Bello of the APC has the winner of the Kogi elections.
Bello who is the incumbent Governor of the state won 12 local government councils while his closest rival, Engr. Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won 9 local government councils.
The long-awaited announcement is unlikely to satisfy the opposition parties in the state.
Both local and foreign observers has called for cancellation of the exercise, alleging widespread electoral fraud.
Deadly clashes erupted between party thugs and voters trying to guide their vote, which saw thugs opening fire on voters with at least two dead and dozens injured.
The incumbent has kept his grasp on power with a combination of corruption, violent intimidation and suppression of dissent.
The PDP candidate vowed to challenge the results through the courts.
Below is results of the election as declared by INEC:
APC 11 425