Smart Adeyemi defeats Dino Melaye in Kogi West rerun Smart Adeyemi defeats Dino Melaye in Kogi West rerun
Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi West senatorial district election has defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic... Smart Adeyemi defeats Dino Melaye in Kogi West rerun

Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi West senatorial district election has defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party in last Saturday’s election held in 53 polling units across seven local government areas.

According to the INEC Returning Officer for election, Professor Olayinde Lawal, Smart Adeyemi polled 88,373 to defeat his closest rival, Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 62,133.

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

Melaye said he would head to the tribunal to challenge the result.

National Waves

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