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Dino Melaye Roasts Smart Adeyemi After Tribunal Ruling

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Dino Melaye Roasts Smart Adeyemi After Tribunal Ruling
 

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, has described Senator Smart Adeyemi, his main challenger in the Kogi West Senatorial election, as his “political wife.”

Naija News reports that Senator Melaye gave this description in an interview with Channels Television on Friday after the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal nullified his election as Kogi West senator.

This online news platform recalls that Mr. Melaye was declared the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in February.

The results declared by INEC showed that Melaye, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 85,395 votes to defeat Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 66,901 votes.

Apparently displeased with the outcome of the election Adeyemi approached the tribunal which in turn, ruled in his favour on Friday.

A three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment accepted Adeyemi’s ground and ordered for reelection into the Kogi West senatorial district.

Reacting to the ruling, Melaye who noted that he would appeal the judgment, said: “I want to assure you that Smart Adeyemi is my political wife.

“I defeated him in 2015, I defeated him in 2019 and any day any time, he is my political wife.

“I want to say that I cannot be distracted and I will not be distracted. My name is Daniel; I will not fall … I am focused on my governorship ambition and we will get it.

“The only time there will be election for the seat of the Senate in Kogi West is after I am sworn in as the governor of Kogi State.

“That will necessitate vacancy but before then, there will be no by-election as a result of attempted robbery that is going on right now.

“Spiritually, we are already in the court of appeal; physically we will be there on Monday. The only election that will be conducted is the governorship election that I will win. My mandate is secured, my mandate is guaranteed,” Melaye added.


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