Senator Dino Melaye Defeats APC To Retain Kogi West Senate Seat

PDP’s Senator Dino Melaye has defeated Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s National Assembly election for Kogi West Senatorial District conducted in the state.

Dino polled a total of 85, 395 votes to defeat Adeyemi, his arch-rival who scored 66, 902 votes.

Kogi West Senatorial District which comprises of seven LGAs namely Lokoja, Mopa Amuro, Kogi/Koton Karfe, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu, Yagba East, Yagba West saw Dino winning 6 LGAs out of 7.

Below are the final results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s Collation centre in Lokoja on Sunday night.

Lokoja LGA

PDP = 24576

APC = 18800

Yagba East LGA

PDP = 8638

APC = 5077

Mopa Amuro LGA

PDP = 5112

APC = 3658


PDP 8942

APC 6799


PDP 11,749

APC 8,517


APC 8,971

PDP14, 756

Kogi LGA

APC 15,728

PDP 11,622

Interestingly, Melaye was in the APC in the 2015 elections while Adeyemi was of the PDP. Both swapped parties for the 2019 polls, and in one of the most-competitive elections, Melaye emerged victorious.

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