Senator Dino Melaye has finally lost his bid for re-election into the Senate from Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Melaye lost to Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s November 30 senatorial election.
Channels TV reports that the returning officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this at the collation centre in Kogi State.
According to him, Senator Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to beat Melaye who scored 62,133 votes.
Recall that Adeyemi scored higher votes than his PDP counterpart, Melaye, in the supplementary election. Adeyemi has 8,265 votes while Melaye has 2,585 votes.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Melaye vowed to head to court if INEC validates the previous results recorded in the Kogi West senatorial rerun election.
Melaye who was speaking to journalists after casting his vote, said he stands by his earlier demand that INEC cancels election results in places he alleged were marred by violence in the November 16 elections.
His words: “We do not hope that the disaster that happened on the 16th of November won't repeat itself again.”
On his position regarding the proposed cancellation, Melaye said: “Every sane person will hold that position, because what we have as a result is a fraud.
“What we have is that places where INEC themselves cancelled, voting will not reflect the supplementary election and for me, that is a major fraud.”
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