APC polled 247,752 votes to defeat PDP who came second with 204,877 votes. In the supplementary poll, APC polled 6885 votes to beat PDP which polled 5363 votes.
The results was declared in Lokoja by the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha who is the Chief Returning Officer for the election. He said, having fulfilled all legal requirements, Alh. Yahaya Bello is declared winner of the election and Kogi Governor-Elect. Faleke remains the running mate to Alh. Yahaya Bello. The supplementary poll took place in 18 of the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.