THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing election in Kogi state, Dino Melaye, has lost his Ijumu Local Government Area (LGA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC candidate, Ahmed Ododo, polled 10,524 votes in Ijumu LGA against Melaye, who had 6,909 votes as announced by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Gabriel Longpet.
The ICIR reported that the collation of results commenced at 10 a.m. today, Sunday, November 12. The election was held across the 21 LGAs in the state on Saturday, November 11.
Melaye, on Saturday, took to his official X account to demand the cancellation of the elections in five LGAs of the state.
“INEC must cancel the election in the five local governments of Kogi Central. The election in Okene, Okehi, Ajaokuta, Adavi, and Ogori/Mangogo is a scam coordinated from the highest level of INEC”, he said.
The election in Kogi governorship poll is one of the three off-cycle elections held on Saturday. Other states with a similar exercise are Imo and Bayelsa.