Adeyemi, Melaye, others emerge winners of senatorial districts’ primaries in Kogi

Adeyemi, Melaye, others emerge winners of senatorial districts’ primaries in Kogi

- Senator Smart Adeyemi has won the Kogi West senatorial district primaries of the APC

- Also, Dino Melaye won the same district under the platform of the PDP

- Alhaji Yakubu Oseni and Alhaji Jibrin Isah emerged winners of their various districts under the APC

Senator Smart Adeyemi, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni and Alhaji Jibrin Isah have emerged the winners of the senatorial district primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi .

This is also as Adeyemi's major rival Dino Melaye won the Kogi West senatorial seat for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

They were declared winners following the release of the results of the party’s primaries held from late Wednesday, October 3, till the early hours of Thursday, October 4, at Kabba, Okene and Idah.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bonnie Eneh, the chairman of the committee that coordinated the Kogi West senatorial district’s primary, said that 1,893 votes were recorded during the exercise held at Kabba out of which 13 were voided.

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He said that Adeyemi polled 1,659 to defeat Dr. Toyin Akanle who polled 104 votes, Tajudeen Bissimillahi who polled 98 votes and Mrs Ibikunle Adedoyin who had 19 votes respectively.

At Idah, Isah scored 2,469 votes to defeat Mr Yahaya Audu who polled 308 votes.

At the party primary held at Okene, the headquarters of the Kogi Central senatorial district’s primary, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni polled 1,100 votes to emerge the winner.

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Sheriff Dalhatu polled 371 votes, Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi scored 160 votes, Hon. Kabir Ajanah recorded 32 votes while Mr Yahaya Haruna, a former ADC to the national chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, scored 12 votes.

Also, Adoke Yakubu had five votes while Mr Raji Azeez scored three votes.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Melaye was affirmed as the flagbearer of the PDP for Kogi West senatorial district for the 2019 general elections.

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The affirmation primary was conducted at the Prestige Hotel in Kabba, headquarters of the senatorial district.

Also, the returning officer for the exercise, Jude Sule, said Melaye scored all the votes of the 800 plus delegates from the seven council areas that constitute the district.

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