A former Chief of Air Staff and member of the People Democratic Party, Air Vice-Marshal Isaac Alfa (retd), has been declared winner of Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Lucky Ovwhasa, said Alfa polled 57, 575 votes to defeat five other candidates.

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He said that the candidates of Mega People Political Party, United Progressives Party, KOWA, ACPN and Labour Party scored 1,793, 888, 498, 349 and 11,908 votes, respectively, in the election.

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The All Progressives Congress did not participate in the exercise due to an Appeal Court judgment which prohibited it from fielding a candidate.