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#KogiDecides: Smart Adeyemi Defeats Dino At Ijumu local government

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Kogi West senatorial district re-run election, Smart Adeyemi, has defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ijumu local government.

Both candidates are from the local government.

While Mr Adeyemi is an indigene of Iyara, Dino Melaye is from Aiyetoro, a neighbouring village.

The final result for the local government was announced on Sunday morning.

Mr Adeyemi’s APC polled a total of 11,627 votes while Mr Melaye’s PDP amassed 7,647 votes in the local government, according to the electoral commission, INEC. The candidate of the SDP, Natasha Akpoti, came a distant third with 49 votes.

Ijumu is part of Kogi West senatorial district, the district the candidates seek to represent in the Senate.

It was reported how elections in Ijumu were characterized by violence with armed thugs shooting sporadically and chasing voters and election observers.

At least one person sustained gunshot injury during the violence.

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