Dino Melaye Defeats APC To Retain Kogi West Senate Seat
PDP’s Senator Dino Melaye has defeated Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s National Assembly election for Kogi West Senatorial District conducted in the state.
Dino polled a total of 85, 395 votes to defeat Adeyemi, his arch-rival who scored 66, 902 votes.
Kogi West Senatorial District which comprises of seven LGAs namely Lokoja, Mopa Amuro, Kogi/Koton Karfe, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Yagba East, Yagba West saw Dino winning 6 LGAs out of 7.
Below are the final results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s Collation centre in Lokoja on Sunday night.
PDP = 24576
APC = 18800
Yagba East LGA
PDP = 8638
APC = 5077
Mopa Amuro LGA
PDP = 5112
APC = 3658
YAGBA WEST LGA
KABBA BUNU LGA
Interestingly, Melaye was in the APC in the 2015 elections while Adeyemi was of the PDP. Both swapped parties for the 2019 polls, and in one of the most-competitive elections, Melaye emerged victorious.