Dino Melaye Loses Kogi West Senatorial Election To Smart Adeyemi
Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party lost the Kogi west Senatorial election to Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The election which took place on Saturday, November 30 was conducted in 53 polling units across seven local government areas.
YANS gathered that according to the INEC Returning Officer for election, Professor Olayinde Lawal, Adeyemi polled 88,373 to defeat his closest rival, Melaye who polled 62,133.
Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third in the poll with 659 votes.
John Olabode and Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP) scored 262 and 119 votes respectively.
The election was help after a tribunal ordered a fresh election.