From CHRISTIANA EKPA, Lokoja
Barely 24 hears after the Independent National Electrical Commission set confusion in two senatorial district in Kogi State by declaring the re-run Election inconclusive, the Commission again, declared Ahmed Salau Ogembe as the winner of the re-run election in Kogi Central senatorial district.
The Commission in a statement signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Halilu Hussein Pai and made available to newsmen in lokoja said, Salau Ogembe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 45, 468 votes to beat four other contestants in the election that was earlier declared inconclusive.
He attributed the reason for the decision to declare the election inconclusive to `minor error during collation.
The commission however still maintains its decision to declare the election in Kogi East Senatorial district as inconclusive.
According to the statement, the commission is yet to fix a date for the conduct of fresh elections in constituencies where elections were declared inconclusive.
The candidates who contested the poll were, Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi of the PPA, Mr Moses Wokili of the SDP, Mr Bashir Sani Omolori of MPPP
Meanwhile, the newly elected senator representing central senatorial district, Salau Ogembe has described his victory at the just inconclusive rerun election in kogi as Marvelous
Speaking to newsmen shortly after he was declared by INEC as the winner, Ogembe said entire Kogi Central is happy about his victory, stressing that his victory is a fight for the interest and development of his district.
Responding to question why the election was declared inconclusive, Ogembe said inconclusive was because of an error made by the INEC official, “The inconclusiveness was because of an error made by INEC offical, election was conducted at the polling units and the winner has been declared . the returning official has no right to declared it inconclusive because the winner has be declared and know, So the commission thought of doing right thing by declared the winner of the election”
According to him, his victory at the rereun is an indications that the people Democratic Party is very much alive,
“By this election and my victory you will know that PDP is not dead, PDP will bunch back in 2019,am assuring you that PDP is well and alive.
My victory is a proof that my party is basically instant and hold the state “
He promised to deal with issues of poverty in the area, disclosing that
Ajakauta Itapka steal complex will be one of major focus as he ensure that the two major companies commence operations.