Melaye, Adeyemi win Kogi-West senatorial tickets – Punch Newspapers


Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja

The rivalry between a two-time senator, Smart Adeyemi and the incumbent senator representing Kogi-West, Dino Melaye, has resurfaced as both emerged winner on different platforms to represent Kogi-West Senatorial District.

While Melaye will be flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party, the journalist-turned-politician, Adeyemi, has secured the ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

The Kogi West APC primary, which was witnessed by INEC and security operatives and lasted from 11.30 on Wednesday night to 6.30am on Thursday, was conducted at the Olonijola Event Centre in Kabba, headquarters of the senatorial district.

Adeyemi polled 1,659 votes ahead of three other aspirants, Dr Toyin Akanle, Tajudeen Bissimillahi, and Mrs Ibikunle Adedoyin, who polled 104,98 and 19 respectively, while 13 votes was voided.

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