Senator Smart Adeyemi, represents Kogi West in the Senate.

The Senate on Wednesday swore in Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senator representing Kogi West.

Adeyemi was declared winner in last Saturday’s supplementary rerun election in Kogi West after defeating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dino Melaye, in the election.

He was sworn in at 10:35 a.m. immediately after the adoption of Tuesday’s votes and proceedings by the upper legislative chamber.

It will be recalled that Adeyemi defeated Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a rerun poll for Kogi West Senatorial District that held on November 30, 2019.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat Melaye who secured 62,133 votes.

Melaye was declared winner of the poll in February 2019 but, his victory was upturned by the tribunal following Adeyemi's petition.

The tribunal and later the court of appeal ordered a fresh election which Melaye eventually lost.

Melaye has, however, vowed to challenge Adeyemi's victory in court.

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