24 Candidates Cleared By INEC To Contest In Kogi Senatorial Election Rerun
According to the data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 21 male candidates and three female candidates have been cleared by the electoral umpire and will take part in the election.
It will be recalled that the Election Petition Tribunal Had Sacked The Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial District Senator Dino Melaye And Ordered For A Rerun.
Adeyemi Smart of the All Progressives Congress and Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party are the leading candidates in the rerun.
Other Cleared Candidates By The Electoral Umpire Are Methuselah Alonge Gallio (MPN), Suleiman Tenimu (NCP), Adeyemi Taiwo (NEPP), Noah John Abiodun (PPA), John Idachaba (PPC), Atteh Samuel (PPN), Aina Olasunkanmi (PT), Amb. Rufus B. Aiyenugba (SDP), Muhammed Abdulkareem (UPC), and Oloruntoba Cherry Yinka (UPP).
The candidates also include Ibitoye Roseline Abosede (Accord), Igbinyemin Jeremiah Temitope (ACPN) Abayomi Moses (AD), John Adeyemi Olabode (ADC), Chief Sunday Awoniyi Onugbami (APM), Aina Olasunkanmi Olayinka (CAP), Abdulkabir Usman (DA), Peters Obaje Olusegun (DPC), Onile Eyitayo Bamidele (ID), Emmanuel Olayemi Olakunle (JMPP), Okpanachi Bala Nicholas (KP), and Ibrahim Hannatu Akujimisi (LP).
The election will hold on 16 November.
It will take place simultaneously with the Kogi State governorship election.