DINO MELAIYE’S STAY IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WAS A DISASTER – SMART ADEYEMI

James Azania, Lokoja and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja   SENATOR Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the stay of Senator Dino Melaye in the National Assembly was disastrous. Adeyemi defeated Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last Saturday’s supplementary election for Kogi West Senatorial District. He was declared winner in the Court of Appeal, which ordered a rerun, after getting 88,373 votes to oust Melaye, who got 62,133 votes. The senator was declared winner on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following the…

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KOGI SENATORIAL ELECTION: CONGRATULATING SMART ADEYEMI LIKE DOING SAME FOR AN ARMED ROBBER SAYS DINO MELAIYE

Senator who formerly represented Kogi West at the Senate, Dino Melaye, has berated those celebrating the electoral victory of Mr. Smart Adeyemi in last Saturday’s rerun election. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeyemi the Senator-elect for Kogi West, having polled a total of 88,373 votes, compared to Melaye’s 62,133 votes. Still smarting from the defeat, the self-professed “democratic evangelist” had tweeted on Sunday evening: . At another time, the ex-senator had tweeted his hope: Taking comfort in biblical character, Daniel, who triumphed after extreme political persecutions, Melaye retorts, “My…

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DINO MELAIYE VOTES IN SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS DESPITE CALLING FOR ITS POSTPONEMENT

Melaye in a post on Saturday, November 30, tweeted that he has completed the process by casting his vote. Recall that the election on November 16 was cancelled in a number of polling units as a result of violence, ballot snatching and intimidation of voters which marred the process. However, Melaye kicked against this supplementary election when he submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Melaye approached INEC again on Wednesday, November 27, with another petition, asking the commission to act on his petition and not start…

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INEC DECLARES KOGI WEST SENATORIAL ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared as inconclusive the election of the November 16 Kogi West Senatorial District because the margin of win was less than the total cancelled votes. It said that it will announce a date for the supplementary election. It stated that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Smart Adeyemi scored a total of 80,118 votes while the Kogi West Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Dino Melaye, scored 59,548 votes.

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DINO MELAIYE LOSING OUT IN KOGI SENATORIAL RERUN

Melaye and Adeyemi In results so far announced for the Kogi West Senatorial district rerun election, Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party is trailing Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress. Out of six of the seven local governments of the zone announced so far, Adeyemi beat Melaye in four, while Melaye won in two. Adeyemi now has 60,303 votes, while Melaye has 46,836 votes. Melaye also lost his home local government, Ijumu, by a wide margin. Only the result of Lokoja remains, but in one ward,…

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SEE EARLY RESULTS FROM KOGI WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT INVOLVING DINO MELAIYE AND SMART ADEYEMI

Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi: Live Results from collation centre Daily Post Nigeria / John Owen Nwachukwu / 6 hours ago Results have started coming in from the Kogi West senatorial district in the battle between Senators Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC. 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 declared the seat vacant when it upheld the…

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I WILL RATHER LOSE THAN ALLOW DINO MELAIYE RETURN TO SENATE SAYS YAHAYA BELLO

Less than two weeks to the governorship and senatorial elections in Kogi state, there is an uneasy calm and palpable tension in the camp of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Yahaya Bello. Bello had angrily told appointees from Okun land of Kogi West senatorial district that he will rather lose his own election than see Sen. Dino return back to Senate. The governor stated this Thursday night in Lokoja during a meeting he held with the officials and appointees from Okun land in respect of the incoming governorship and…

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DINO MELAIYE VS SMART ADEYEMI: INEC FIXES FRESH DATE FOR KOGI WEST SENATORIAL ELECTION

By Fikayo Olowolagba  The Kogi West Senatorial rerun election involving Sen Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Sen Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is to hold on Nov. 16, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC, in a statement signed by Mr. Festus Okoye, Chairman of its Information and Voter Committee, said that the senate election would hold simultaneously with the Kogi governorship election. Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, said that another…

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NOV 2019 GUBER ELECTION: KOGI PDP AND ITS BATTLES WITHIN

As the clock ticks to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, MUHAMMAD BASHIR x-rays the crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and its likely effect on the party’s chances during the poll Until the primaries of the various political parties, political pundits have narrowed the governorship contest in Kogi State to a two-horse race. To them, the election would be between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At some point in the state, many have opined that the…

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