Dino Melaye Votes in Kogi Senatorial Rerun
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
Voting has commenced in the Kogi West Senatorial Supplementary election. The election is majorly between two former Senators: Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The election initially took place two weeks ago during the governorship election in the state. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the rerun of the election inconclusive because the margin of win was less than the total cancelled votes.
According to INEC, APC candidate Senator Adeyemi, scored a total of 80,118 votes while the PDP candidate, Senator Melaye, scored 59,548 votes.
Returning officer for the election, Prof. Olayinde Lawal, had also announced that the margin between the candidates is 20,570.
Senator Melaye has concluded voting in his unit after accreditation.
Additional reports by Philip Nwelih