- Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party has defeated Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi
- Melaye who is seeking re-election, is the senator representing Kogi West senatorial zone
- The PDP senatorial candidate won 5112 votes, while his closest rival got 3658 votes
Dino Melaye, a senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won the highest votes in Mopamuro local government area, Kogi West senatorial zone.
Melaye is seeking re-election for second term into the red chamber of the National Assembly, with his toughest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC, New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ibrahim Ismaila, the INEC collation officer of Mopamuro LGA, announced the interim results at the collation centre in INEC LG office in Mopa at about 3: 20 a.m on Sunday, February 24.
According to Ismaila, the PDP senatorial candidate won 5112 votes, while his closest rival got 3658 votes, ADC 784 and SDP 26 votes out of the 9717 valid votes cast.
There were 336 rejected votes, making total votes cast to be 10055.
In the House of Representatives, the PDP also beat APC with 3703 votes.
The APC got 3157 votes and ADC 2609 votes.
A total of 10042 votes were cast, 9704 votes were valid, while 338 votes were rejected.
In the presidential election, the PDP scored 5336 votes to the APC’s 3646.
He added that out of 10055 votes cast in the election, 336 were rejected while 9507 were accepted as valid.
The collation of final results would be done at Yagba federal constituency headquarters in Isanlu in Yagba East LGA.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, defeated his opponent President Muhammadu Buhari in the polling unit of the senate president Bukola Saraki in Kwara state.
Atiku garnered 219 votes while President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 68 votes.
In the senatorial poll, Saraki scored 269 votes to defeat the APC which polled 60 votes while PDP also recorded victory in the House of Reps election with 253 votes to APC’s 53 votes.
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