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How Dino Melaye Clinched Kogi PDP Governorship Ticket



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Dino Melaye, a former senator, has clinched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for the 11 November governorship election in Kogi State.

The former Senator who represented Kogi West in the National Assembly will be the party’s flag bearer for November 11, 2023, gubernatorial election after seeing off challenges from former Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, Usman Kabiru, Ilona Kingsley, Wada Musa, Ojaja Enama, and Olufemi Olarewaju.

Daily Trust reported that Mr Melaye scored 313 votes to defeat other contestants in the primary held at Kafa’s Hall event centre in Lokoja amid tight security.

Ahmed Makarfi, the PDP primary election committee chairman who announced the results, said Mr Melaye defeated Ilona Kingsley who scored 124 votes; Usman Kabiru who scored 121 votes and Abayomi Awoniyi, a former deputy governor, who scored 77 votes.

Other contestants are Wada Musa, who scored 56 votes; Ojaja Enama, who scored 5, and Olufemi Olarewaju who scored 2 votes.

Mr Markarfi declared that six votes were recorded as void.

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