Smart Adeyemi unseats Dino Melaye, wins Kogi West Senatorial district election
Smart Adeyemi, the APC candidate in the rerun of the Kogi West senatorial district election which held on Saturday November 30th, has been declared winner by INEC.
The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this at the collation centre in Kogi State. According to Professor Lawal, Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 62,133 votes.
Lawal said Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third in the poll with 659 votes followed by John Olabode and Adeyemi Taiwo of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP who) garnered 262 and 119 votes respectively.