In the Kogi governorship election, Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, faced defeat in his home turf, Ijumu Local Government Area, as Ahmed Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged victorious.
The Local Government Returning officer, Dr. Samuel Obasan, declared the results, revealing that the APC secured 10,524 votes, leading the PDP which garnered 6,909 votes. The third position was claimed by the ADC with 1,898 votes, while the SDP trailed behind with 356 votes.
Recall on Saturday, Dino Melaye sounded an alarm concerning “filled result sheets” in the Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the North Central state. He raised concerns about alleged violence and vote buying, prompting him to call for the suspension of the electoral exercise.
Following Melaye’s complaints, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) took action and suspended the election in nine wards within the local government area. The move aimed to address the reported irregularities and ensure a fair and transparent electoral process.