The rivalry between former lawmaker Dino Melaye and Senator Smart Adeyemi has been reignited after the Kogi West senatorial election was concluded over the weekend.
Melaye and Adeyemi have both contested and occupied the seat for Kogi West in the Senate for 12 years. Adeyemi was first elected Senator in 2007 and served for eight years till 2015. Melaye replaced Adeyemi at the Senate after the 2015 election.
Their rivalry again came to the fore during the 2019 election after which Melaye was declared the winner until the tribunal and Supreme Court ordered reelection for Kogi West Senatorial District.