Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) has been declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election held on Feb. 23.
Smart Adeyemi is a former Senator who once represented Kogi West constituency of Kogi State, elected to the Senate in April 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but later defected to APC in a plot to unseat “stubborn” Dino who had also defected from the APC to PDP.
Smart was national president of NUJ from 1999 to 2006.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Bala announced in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja that Melaye polled 85, 395 votes to defeat Sen. Smart Adeyemi of the APC who scored 66, 901 votes.
Also, Alhaji Abdulkarim Isah – Wambai of the APC has been declared winner of the House of Representatives election for Lokoja-Koto federal constituency.
The returning officer, Prof. Muhammed Suleiman said that Wambai scored 37, 656 votes to beat Mr Shaba Ibrahim of PDP who polled 33,662 votes.