Dino Melaye wins PDP governorship primary in Kogi State

FORMER senator Dino Melaye has emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Kogi state.

Melaye was declared the winner after obtaining over 50 per cent of the votes cast in the primary held on Sunday, April 16.

He scored over 300 votes, while his closest rival, Kabiru Usman, secured over 100 votes.

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The PDP primary election in Kogi state was not without its challenges, as protests erupted over the delegates’ list.

    However, with the supervision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the process went on smoothly.

    Melaye won an election to represent the Kogi West senatorial district on the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) platform in 2015. He later defected to the PDP.

    He won his re-election in 2019 but was sacked at the tribunal.

    He would fight out with the former Auditor-General for Local Governments in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, who is the APC candidate in the November 11, 2023 governorship election.

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