Dino Melaye emerges Kogi PDP guber candidate
Sen. Dino Melaye
By Thompson Yamput
Dino Melaye, a former senator, Kogi West Senatorial District, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Melaye polled 313 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Idoko Ilonah, who got 124 votes in the Direct Mode primary election on Sunday in Lokoja.
The Chairman, PDP Primary Election Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, who announced the results, said that the primary was conducted under a peaceful atmosphere.
Maikarfi said other contestants in the race included Mohammed Kabiru who scored 121 votes, while Abayomi Awoniyi-Sunday scored 77 as Wada Musa polled 56 votes.
According to him, others are Ojaja Gideon-Enama with five votes and Olufemi Olarewaju two votes
The chairman also said that the election recorded six void votes.
“On behalf of the PDP primary election committee, I wish to congratulate Dino Melaye, the winner of the primary,.
I thank the state party leaders and members for their cooperation and support toward a peaceful primary election,” he said.