Voting starts at Dino’s polling unit 8.30am

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An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission assigned to the polling unit of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaiye situated at Iluafon quarters, Aiyetoro 1, Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi state said voting will commence at 8:30a.m without delay.

Already, the officials of the commission are set for the elections.

The PUNCH reports that Dino alongside the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Leke Abejide popularly referred to as “Elder” are the two major candidates gunning for the position of governor from the Kogi West senatorial district.

Electoral observers say that Abejide who is a serving lawmaker may affect Dino’s chances at the governorship polls.
Kogi West which Dino hails from has never produced a governor since the inception of Kogi State.

About 1.8M registered voters will decide the next governor of Kogi state which is widely regarded as the “confluence state.”

Though INEC says 18 governorship candidates will be contesting the elections today.

Analysts say the election will be keenly contested between Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress, Muri Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Party and Dino Melaiye of the PDP.