At the heart of Ayetoro-Gbede, Dino Melaye’s polling unit, the political landscape witnessed an overwhelming endorsement.
The PDP candidate showcased his popularity, amassing an impressive 210 votes, while Ahmed Ododo of the APC could only muster 22 votes.
Leke Abejide from the African Democratic Congress (ADC) lagged behind at a distant third with a meagre 7 votes.
Location: Open space, Iluafon quarters
Registration Area: Aiyetoro 1, Ijumu LGA, Kogi
The voting breakdown showcased a diverse political palette:
Despite the intense political climate, the polling unit reported a subdued voter turnout. Out of the 819 registered voters, only 252 were accredited, revealing a palpable disengagement from the electoral process.
This low participation, however, did not diminish the significance of Melaye’s commanding victory.
Dino Melaye’s Strategic Boycott
In a strategic move, Dino Melaye and his ardent supporters opted to boycott the electoral exercise.
This decision, according to Melaye, stems from a conviction that the outcome had been predetermined, adding an intriguing layer to the electoral saga.