Voting has commenced at the polling unit of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye situated at Iluafon quarters, Aiyetoro 1, Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi state.
Voting started at the polling unit at 8:30 am.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are set for the governorship election in the state.
Dino alongside the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Leke Abejide popularly referred to as “Elder” are the two major candidates gunning for the position of governor from the Kogi West senatorial district.
Abejide who is a serving lawmaker may affect Dino’s chances at the governorship polls.
Kogi West which Dino hails from has never produced a governor since the inception of Kogi State.
About 1.8 million registered voters will decide the next governor of Kogi state.
INEC noted that 18 governorship candidates will be contesting the elections today.
The election will be keenly contested between Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress, Muri Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Party and Dino Melaye of the PDP.