A former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has emerged as governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the State.
He was declared winner of the PDP) gubernatorial primary in the State today, April 16.
The returning Officer for the election said that Melaye scored 313 votes against his closest rival, Idoko Ilonah, who got 124 votes.
Others are Awoniyi Sunday, 77 votes; Musa Wada, 56 votes amongst others
Report had it that a total of 27 individuals had picked up Expression of Interest forms to contest in the primary elections.
The primaries featured several notable personalities aside the former senator, including former deputy governor of the state Yomi Awoniyi, and former senator Attai Aidoko. Others who also contested include Kebiru Usman, Abdullahi Haruna, Zakaria Alfa, Musa Wada, Bolu Femi, and Idoko Idah.
The complete results go thus:
Ali Attai 10 votes
Haruna Abdullahi 04
Musa Wada 56
Abayomi Sunday Awoniyi 77
Ilona Idoko 124
Ojaja Gideon Inema 05
Dino Melaye 313
Usman Kabiru 121
There were reports earlier in the day that former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, is backing Dino Melaye for the governorship position, while the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is supporting Idah.