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Kogi West senatorial seat: How Dino Melaye defeated Smart Adeyemi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP winner of the Saturday’s National Assembly election for Kogi West Senatorial District held in the state.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Emmanuel Bala, who declared the results, announced that Senator Dino Melaye polled a total of 85, 395 votes to defeat his main challenger, Smart Adeyemi of the APC who scored 66, 902 votes.

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Kogi West Senatorial District which comprises seven LGAs namely Lokoja, Kogi/Koton-Karfe, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Yagba East, Yagba West saw Dino winning six LGAs out of 7.

Below is the final result as announced by INEC at the Commission’s Collation centre in Lokoja:

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Lokoja LG

PDP – 24,576

APC – 18800

 

 

YAGBA EAST

PDP – 8638

APC – 5077

 

 

YAGBA WEST

PDP – 8942

APC – 6799

 

 

MOPA MURO

PDP – 5112

APC – 3658

 

 

KABBA

PDP 14756

APC 8323

 

IJUMU

PDP 11749

APC 8517

 

KOGI KKF

PDP 11622

APC 15728

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