Kogi west senatorial rerun: Adeyemi defeats Melaye

Candidate of All Progressives Congress in the Kogi West senatorial district election, Mr Smart Adeyemi, has defeated Mr Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party.

Saturday’s election was held in 53 polling units across seven local government areas.

According to INEC Returning Officer for election, Mr Olayinde Lawal, Adeyemi polled 88,373 to defeat his closest rival, Melaye who polled 62,133.

Mr Rufus Aiyenigba of Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third in the poll with 659 votes and was trailed by Messers John Olabode and Adeyemi Taiwo of African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP) who garnered 262 and 119 votes respectively.

It should be recalled that the tribunal had ordered a fresh election which held on November 16 alongside the state’s gubernatorial election.

The November 16 election was declared inconclusive by INEC on grounds that the number of cancelled votes was higher than the margin between PDP and APC candidates.

 

The Nation

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