Voting will start immediately at 8:30 a.m., according to an Independent National Electoral Commission official assigned to the polling place of PDP governorship candidate Dino Melaiye, which is located at Iluafon quarters, Aiyetoro 1, Ijumu Local Government Area, Kogi state.
The commission’s officials are already scheduled for the elections.
Dino and the African Democratic Congress candidate, Leke Abejide, also known as “Elder,” are the front-runners for the governorship of the Kogi West senatorial district, according to The PUNCH.
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Election watchers note that Dino’s chances of winning the governorship may be impacted by Abejide, a legislator currently in office.
Dino is from Kogi West, which hasn’t produced a governor since Kogi State was founded.
Kogi state, which is known as the “confluence state,” will choose its next governor from among its approximately 1.8 million registered voters.
Nevertheless, according to INEC, there will be eighteen people running for governor today.
According to analysts, 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 would be fiercely competing in the race.