As the battle for the Kogi West senatorial seat gets to its final round, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi, has emerged with the highest votes in the Kogi West rerun election between him and Senator Dino Melaye of the People’s Democratic Party.
In spite of the fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not declared him winner of the election, Smart Adeyemi of APC polled a total of 8,265 votes, while Dino Melaye of PDP got a total of 2,585 votes.
Recall the report that Kogi Election: Smart Adeyemi Leading Dino Melaye As INEC Announces Results Of 3 LGAs
This is the third time the senatorial election will be held for the two candidates to determine who’ll represent the Kogi West senatorial district.
Recall that in August, election tribunal sacked Melaye after an application by Adeyemi that there were irregularities during the senatorial election held in February 2019.
Adeyemi had challenged Melaye’s victory in the election arguing that there were over-voting and non-compliance with the electoral act.
On Saturday, November 16, 2019, a fresh election was conducted as ordered by tribunal alongside gubernatorial election in the state.
The November 16 rerun was declared inconclusive because it was riddled with violence and killings.