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Kogi West: Early results favour APC, Melaye cries foul again

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Voting has been concluded in the Kogi West supplementary election and counting of votes has started in the 53 polling units where supplementary election took place today.

Early report shows that in GRA Asuta ward 01 Kabba, APC had 254 while PDP had 95; But in the same town, Town Hall, polling Unit 002, Asuta Ward, APC had 48 while PDP had 98.

With other results yet to be collated, the PDP candidate, Senator Dino Melaye has raised the red flag again, alleging alteration of results.

In a tweet, he commended the voters in the district for voting for him, against the APC rival, Smart Adeyemi. At the same time, he claimed magic results were emerging.

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After sorting and counting in each affected polling unit, the results will be taken to the Local Government for further addition. They will thereafter be transferred to Lokoja for final collation and announcement.

Voting was peaceful in Lokoja and other areas of the Senatorial District including Odolu in Kabba, Aiyetoro-Gbedde and Demonstration Primary School, Asuta Ward, voting unit of PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

At the Ward B Unit 001, Karaworo, near Pararanda, in Lokoja, accreditation began as early as 8am, after which voting commenced.

While early hours voters’ turnout was impressive, however there was voter apathy, as most polling units witnessed no voters three hours before the 2pm closing of voting.

Sorting and counting were also smooth without any rancour. Rerun elections also took place for Ajaokuta Federal Constituency seat.

Some of the results:

Unguwan Pawa Polling Unit 005 Ward “D” lokoja.

Apc – 229
PDP – 100

Ward D Results lokoja

Rimi polling unit
APC 224
PDP 177

Anguwan Kura polling unit
APC 349
PDP 86

Inuwa Dagana polling unit
APC 229
PDP 100

Inuwa Lange polling unit
APC 446
PDP 79

Madabo polling unit
APC 432
PDP 86

Yaragi polling unit
APC 143
PDP 67.

Obatedo ward 02 Oke Egbe-
APC 165
PDP 22

Egbeda Egga/Okedayo ward. Okedayo quarters ogidi open space .
APC 120
PDP 15.

Mopamuro LGA Ward 08
No of accredited 231
Apc 224
PDP 05
DPC 01
Rejected 01

Itedo Irunda unit 007, Ward 09

PDP 23
APC 322

Egbeda Egga/Okedayo ward. Okedayo quarters ogidi open space .
APC 120
PDP 15.

Odolu Ward… *Fehinti Oluwa Qtrs Unit 005.*
1. APC – 330
2. PDP – 04
3. Void – 2

Odolu Ward… *St Andrew School Unit 002.*
1. APC – 225
2. PDP – 47
3. ADC – 1
4. Void – 5

Odolu Ward… *Sanco Unit 003.*
1. APC – 171
2. PDP – 27
3. Void – 3

St Barnabas
APC 231
PDP 50
Void 12

Maternity
Apc 109
PDP 73

GRA
PDP 26
APC 72

TOWN HALL
PDP 98
APC 48

DEMONSTRATION
PDP 66
APC 93

POST OFFICE
PDP 55
APC 78

OLD WELFARE
PDP. 56
APC 41

ABU
PDP 35
APC 56

Oke Adeye
PDP 77
APC 56

PALACE
PDP. 53
APC: 133

Total
PDP. 203
APC 284

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