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Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP), Senator Dino Melaye has been declared the winner of the Kogi West senatorial election held on February 23.

Prof. Emmanuel Bala, the Returning Officer announced in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja that Melaye polled 85, 395 votes to defeat Sen. Smart Adeyemi of the APC who scored 66, 901 votes.

Also, Alhaji Abdulkarim Isah – Wambai of the APC has been declared the winner of the House of Representatives election for Lokoja-Koto federal constituency.

The returning officer, Prof. Muhammed Suleiman said that Wambai scored 37, 656 votes to beat Mr Shaba Ibrahim of PDP who polled 33,662 votes.

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