Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated Senator Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Melaye equally defeated Adeyemi in 2015 as a member of the APC while Adeyemi was then a serving Senator on the platform of PDP.
From the declaration of final results at INEC collation centre in Lokoja, the retuning officer Professor Emmanuel Bala, Melaye won six out of seven local government councils in Kogi West senatorial district. Melaye pulled a total of 84,797 to beat Adeyemi who scored a total of 67,471 votes
Both Melaye and Adeyemi are from Ijumu local government council. While Senator Smart Adeyemi is from Iyara in Ijumu, Senator Dino Melaye is from Ayetoro-Gbede also in Ijumu local government council.
A break down of the result indicated that, in Kabba-Bunu LGA, Senator Smart Adeyemi of APC scored 8971 while Melaye of PDP scored 14756. In Kogi local government council, PDP scored 11024 while APC scored 15639; in Ijumu, PDP scored 11749 while APC 8517. In Lokoja local government, PDP scored 24576 while APC 18800. In Yagba West, PDP scored 8942 while APC scored 6799. Also, in Mopa, PDP scored 5112 while APC scored 3668. In Yagba East, PDP scored 8638 while APC 5077.
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