25 arrested as PDP wins Kogi State LG poll

Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the 21 candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party as winners in each of their respective local government areas.
The KOSIEC Chairman, Mr. Ayo Olaniran, also said the election was peaceful and in accordance with the electoral laws and regulations.
He commended the people for voting and the candidates for what he called peaceful and orderly election.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command said it had arrested 25 suspects for various electoral offences.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okansomi, during a media conference in Lokoja on Sunday, said two men died during preparation for the election on Friday.
According to him a councillorship candidate was shot death by unknown assailants, while a suspected political thug died after a fight with another thug.
He also said KOSIEC office in Basa Local Government and a two-room apartment office of the PDP in Ayingba was burnt. He added that two people were arrested in connection with the arson.
He, however, said the election was generally peaceful and orderly.
Okansomi said, “Two men died on Friday. Adonis, a councillorship candidate was ambushed and shut along Awo Garage and Awo Ajochipo in Okaba by unknown assailants. The other dead victim, Augustine Ebiloma, a political thug, died during a fight with a fellow thug, Danjuma Omede, who is now arrested.”
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