Senator Dino Melaye has been declared winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship ticket for Kogi State.
He joins others to contest the November 11 governorship election in the state.
In a controversial primary election two days before, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had announced former Auditor General of Local Government, Ahmed Ododo, as its candidate, amid protests by other contestants that it was a sham election allegedly co-ordinated by state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
At the PDP primary election held at the Kefas Multipurpose Hall on Sunday, former Senator Melaye polled 313 votes.
Idoko Ilonah polled 124 votes; former deputy governor of Kogi State Architect Yomi Awoniyi got 77 votes; while Musa Wada polled 56 votes.
The primaries featured several notable personalities aside the former Senator, including former Senator Attai Aidoko, Kebiru Usman, Abdullahi Haruna, Zakaria Alfa, Musa Wada, Bolu Femi, and Idoko Idah.