Kogi West: Melaye crushed, INEC declares winner

 

The PDP, candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial supplementary election has rejected the results announced by INEC.

Dino Melaye, who just lost his Senate seat,  described it as “Magic results.”

He had earlier named the Nov 16 election Helicopter election.

In a series of tweets, the former Senator vowed to contest the results, stressing that “illegality shall never stand.”

According to him,  16 out of 24 units where the supplementary election was conducted today in Kabba/Bunu LG has been cancelled.

“A situation where APC agents were the ones issuing INEC result sheets at the pooling units is phenomenal.

“I am very proud of the electorate in Kogi West. You voted me today but prepared results were already in place. We will fight to the end. illegality shall never stand. Magic results everywhere.- SDM.”

Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer of the Saturday’s supplementary election had declared Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner at the poll.

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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