Kogi West Senatorial Rerun: Dino hangs on as INEC declares election inconclusive

Yusuf Bello| The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the Kogi West senatorial rerun election between Duro Melaye of the PDP and Smart Adeyemi of the APC inconclusive.

In reaching the conclusion, the returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, said margin between the Smart Adeyemi and Dino Melaye is 20,570 votes in favour of the APC candidate.

According to Lawal, Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes against Melaye’s 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.

He, however, noted that the margin between the candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas where elections were canceled.

He, therefore, explained that he is constrained by law not to declare a winner because of the lead margin between the leading candidates and that INEC will announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units.

The breakdown of the election results in the seven LGA’s is produced below…

Kabba/Bunu LGA
APC-15,037
PDP-8,974

Ijumu LGA
APC-11,627
PDP-7,647

Kogi/Koton Karfe LGA
APC-14,168
PDP-9,786

Mapo/Muro LGA
APC-4,874
PDP-3,704

Yagba East LGA
APC-6,683
PDP-7,745

Yagba West LGA
APC-7,941
PDP-8,980

Lokoja LGA
APC-19,788
PDP-12,712

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