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Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi in stiff contest as INEC fixes Nov 30 for rerun of Kogi West Senatorial poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed November 30, 2019 for the rerun of the Kogi West Senatorial District elections and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.

The INEC Commissioner of Voters Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said the decision was taken on Thursday after the commission’s meeting in Abuja.

Both elections held on last Saturday were declared inconclusive owing the outbreak of violence in the Yagba West Local Government Area of the state and also in Kotonkarfe.

In particular, the election between Dino Melaye  and Smart Adeyemi over the Kogi West Senatorial District has been stiff which erupted to gunshots and violence in.places during the election.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.