Dino Melaye Faces Defeat in Ijumu Local Government Area
In a significant turn of events, Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2023 Kogi State governorship election, has encountered defeat in his own local government area of Ijumu.
Election Results Breakdown
The detailed breakdown of the election results in Ijumu indicates that out of the 66,482 registered voters, 20,405 were accredited.
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) garnered 1,898 votes, while the APC, led by Usman Ododo, secured a substantial victory with 10,524 votes. On the PDP side, Dino Melaye received 6,909 votes. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) managed to secure 356 votes.
Valid and Rejected Votes
With a total of 19,991 valid votes and 348 rejected votes, the overall voter turnout in Ijumu was reflected in the 20,375 total votes cast.
Conclusion: Local Setback Shapes Kogi Election Landscape
The defeat of Dino Melaye in Ijumu adds a local setback to his gubernatorial aspirations. Usman Ododo’s triumph in this key area contributes to the evolving narrative of the Kogi State governorship election, setting the stage for further developments in the political landscape.