Smart Adeyemi beats Dino Melaye to win Kogi west senatorial election

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi has defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the Kogi west senatorial district election.

We understands that Smart got a total of 88,373 votes to beat Melaye who scored 62,133 votes.The

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Smart of the APC as winner of the after collation of the supplementary election conducted on Saturday, November 30.

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In August, the Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal had sacked Melaye after an application by Adeyemi that there were irregularities during the election including over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.

A re-run election was ordered on November 16 in Kogi west which ended inconclusive due violence and other alleged electoral malpractices.