Senator Dino Melaye has been affirmed as the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) flagbearer for Kogi West senatorial district for the 2019 general elections.
The affirmation primary was conducted at the Prestige Hotel in Kabba, headquarters of the senatorial district.
The Returning officer for the exercise, Mr. Jude Sule, said Melaiye scored all the votes of the 800 plus delegates from the seven council areas that constitute the district.
The exercise which was peaceful was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some security personnel. Meanwhile, the affirmation of Dino Melaye came with some intrigues and twists as four other contenders in the race were not cleared by the party screening committee while two others stepped down for him to emerge unopposed.