The former Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has clinched the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in Kogi state.
Melaye polled 313 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jabiru Usman, who polled 127 votes.
The chairman, PDP Primary Election Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, announced the results on Sunday at end of the indirect primary held in Lokoja.
Also in the race were a former deputy governor of the state, Yomi Awoniyi, who scored 77 votes; and the PDP governorship candidate in 2019, Musa Wada, who finished fourth with 56 votes.
Melaye will slug it out with the APC candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo and others in the November 11 governorship election in Kogi state.