Onochie congratulated the people of the state for voting for the APC.
In a tweet, Onochie wrote: “Congratulations to the people of Kogi. They have decided. We agree with them.
“Can those who propagate fake news, allow Kogi State to continue in their chosen path.
“It’s now clear that fake news-based propaganda, no longer win elections. God bless the people of Kogi.”
The Kogi State incumbent Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is in an early lead.
Out of the nine local government areas announced at the Collation Centre so far, Governor Bello floored his main rival, Engr Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Okene LGA, Adavi, Kabba Bunu, Kogi Korton Karfe LGA, Ijumu, Okehi and Olamaboro LGA.
The PDP candidate according to results announced cleared Yagba West and Idah LGAs.