The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Haruna Isah has been declared the winner of Saturdays controversial Kogi Koto-Karfe Federal Constituency bye-election held in Kogi State.
According to reports, the by-election was marred with vote buying, ballot box snatching, thuggery, shooting and killing of some party supporters.
In the final results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC candidate polled 11,078 to defeat his closest rival, Engr Bashiru Abubakar of the PDP.
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third and fourth polling 977 and 433 votes respectively.
The final result announced by INEC as obtained by reporters on Sunday is as follows:
Accord = 31, ADC = 977, APC = 11,078, DA = 47, LP = 14, NPN = 10, NCP = 39, PDP = 7,094 and SDP = 433.