FERDINARD SPIFF, Abuja
December 9, 2014 – Former member of the House of Representatives, Otunba Dino Melaye has clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC) to contest for Kogi West Senatorial District in the 2015 general election.
Dino Melaye scored 2, 077 votes to defeat his rival, Bidemi Adeyemi, who scored 326 votes in the primary election which took place in Kabba.
Having scored the highest votes, Chairman, APC Primary Election Committee in Kogi State, Engr. Ebitei Francis and Secretary, Hon. Bala Ajeje, declared Dino Melaye winner of the primaries.
He will now slug it out with the incumbent Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District and former National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Smart Adeyemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adeyemi upstaged former Governor of now defunct Bendel State, General Tunde Ogbeha and Gen. David Jemibewon (retd) and defeated their anointed ‘son’.