APC, Smart Adeyemi Wins Kogi West Senatorial Election

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Smart Adeyemi, the All progressive Congress candidate has been  declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial Election 2019.

The Returning Officer for the election, Olayinde Lawal, declared Adeyemi winner at the end of the rerun on Saturday.

The APC candidate got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his closest challenger, who polled 62,133 votes.

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Kogi West: How Oshiomhole reacted as Smart Adeyemi defeats Dino Melaye

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has congratulated Senator-elect, Smart Adeyemi for emerging winner of Kogi West Senatorial rerun election.

The APC candidate got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his closest challenger, who polled 62,133 votes.

Oshiomhole described Adeyemi’s victory as the end of the relics of 16 “rebellious” senators who went against APC.

Oshiomhole said this in a statement signed by him and issued Saturday night in Abuja.

The statement read: “I congratulate our newly elected Senator, Smart Adeyemi on his well deserved victory in the Kogi West re-run election which held today.

“The victory has again affirmed the general acceptance of our great party, by the great people of Kogi State who just a few weeks ago voted massively for our governorship candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello, who was re-elected for a second term.

“I have always believed in the ability of the people of Kogi West to elect leaders who will make them proud in the Senate and not the defeated Senator Melaye who is among the 16 Senators who rebelled against our party.

“As it stands today, the broom has swept away the entire 16 Senators, Dino being the last, who tried to destabilise our democracy for their personal interest, jettisoning the interest of the electorate.”

Kogi West: Buhari’s aide, Onochie reacts to Dino’s defeat

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has mocked Senator Dino Melaye over his defeat at the just concluded supplementary election for Kogi West Senatorial District.

The APC candidate got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his closest challenger, who polled 62,133 votes.

Reacting, Onochie on Twitter wrote, “Contrary to their wishes, @MBuhari is still very much alive.

“He’s still the leader of our great nation. Dino Melaye on the other hand, is now an Ex-Senator going by the results coming from Kogi West.

“He can now face his acting career and his pending criminal charges.”

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