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.
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:
PDP – 24,576
APC – 18800
PDP – 8638
APC – 5077
PDP – 8942
APC – 6799
PDP – 5112
APC – 3658