In the re-run of the election held at the Kogi West Senatorial district yesterday, Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party loses to The All Progressives Congress candidate, Smart Adeyemi, in Ijumu local government area of the state.
Both candidates are from the local government.
While Mr Adeyemi is an indigene of Iyara, Dino Melaye is from Aiyetoro, a neighbouring village.
The final result for the local government was announced on Sunday morning.
Mr Adeyemi’s APC polled a total of 11,627 votes while Mr Melaye’s PDP amassed 7,647 votes in the local government, according to the electoral commission, INEC. The candidate of the SDP, Natasha Akpoti, came a distant third with 49 votes, Premium Times reports.
Ijumu is part of Kogi West senatorial district, the district the candidates seek to represent in the Senate.