Saturday’s rerun for the Kogi West senatorial District election between Senators Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi is gradually coming to an end as collation of results has commenced.
As at press time, results are being gathered and announced in different polling units and collation centers in the state.
The supplementary election is between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Melaye and Adeyemi are engaged in a fresh battle of who occupies the Kogi West senatorial district after the former, who is the sitting lawmaker lost in court.
The Court of Appeal had declared the seat vacant when it upheld the decision of the Tribunal which had earlier sacked Dino Melaye.
Melaye is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Adeyemi is carrying the APC’s flag.
Recall that INEC had on November 18 declared the Kogi West Senatorial election as ‘inconclusive.
The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, said the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dino Melaye is 20,570.
He said Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.
Prof Lawal explained that the total margin between both candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.
Meanwhile, voting across 53 polling units has been marred with voters’ apathy.
Latest Nigeria News correspondent who visited some affected polling units in Lokoja where elections were cancelled reports that elections material arrived as early as 8am.
Some polling units visited included Paparanda Square, and Maigairi Palace.
Follow this thread for results as being announced by INEC Collation officials at Local Governments headquarters.
Egbeda Egga/Okedayo ward, Okedayo quarters ogidi open space – APC 120, PDP 15
08 Mopamuro LGA,
No of accredited voters 231.
Odolu Ward, Kabba; Fehinti Oluwa Qtrs Unit 005
APC – 330
PDP – 04
Void – 2
St Andrew School Unit 002
APC – 225
PDP – 47
ADC – 1
Void – 5
Sanco Unit 003, Odolu Kabba; APC – 171
PDP – 27,
Void – 3
AYEGUNLE ILEMO WARD 05 MOPAMURO LGA
Obatedo Opening space, ward 02 Oke Egbe in Yagba West LGA
Ward D, unguwan pawa polling unit 005 lokoja
Apc – 229
PDP – 100
Madabo 003 ward DLokoja