Dino Loses Kogi PDP Primary
Naija News on Wednesday reported that Senator Dino Melaye suffered serious defeat in the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State.
It will be recalled Melaye came fourth after the result of the primary election was declared on Wednesday by the election committee headed by Adamawa governor Ahmadu Fintiri.
Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past Governor Idris Wada, scored 748 votes to clinch the party ticket and was closely followed by Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of a former governor, Ibrahim Idris (Ibro), who polled 710 votes.
This online news platform understands that the immediate past governor of the state, Capt. Wada, came third with 345 votes while Senator Dino Melaye ‘pitiably‘ pulled 70 vote to emerge fourth.
Votes pulled by other contestants include Aminu Suleiman- 55 votes, Victor Adoji-54, Erico Joseph- 42, AVM Saliu Atawodi (retd.)- 11, Emmanuel Omebije- 9 votes, Mohammed Shuaibi- 4 votes, Bayo Michael- 2 votes and Jabiru Haruna- 0.
Nigerians have since taken to Twitter to express their views on the outcome of the primary, particularly, Dino’s loss at the primary election.
Here are some of their reactions:
Dino was beaten both literally and figuratively. Incidentally, like his leader Saraki, he came third in a PDP delegate primary. Silver lining their
— Daddy D.O?? (@DOlusegun) September 4, 2019
Dino Malaye Scored 70 Votes , Sustain An Injury And Cried Out That His Mandate Has Been Stolen ???
PDP In KOGI Simply Said No To Dinophobia
— Willy Ibimina Jim George #Journalist_Mindset?? (@Journalist_Mind) September 4, 2019
Dino Melaye that want to be Kogi State Governor cannot even come second in PDP Kogi Primary. To think he was already challenging Yahaya Bello as if he is the candidate to beat.
By the time Appeal & Supreme courts sack him, he will finally retire to music-drama @ijaola_ibrahim
— Treasure ? (@TreasureNgr) September 4, 2019
Hahaha Dino! Sidon for one place and keep kwayet, Mba! Now look!
— Thankfulbee♥ (@beebah5) September 5, 2019
Dino Melaye is a restless creature though. I still don’t understand why an adult with that kind of riches at his disposal is always constituting nuisance all over the place. It is as if he’s suffering from narcissistic personality disorder or histrionic personal disorder.
— KUKUTE (@Ade_Nurayn) September 5, 2019
Mr.senator don’t be ungrateful to your creator,must you win everything.joined hand with wada and remove the dictator
— jibrin seidu (@seidu_jibrin) September 5, 2019
Tribunal sacks you, you turn to governorship primaries they still kick you out. I pray for whoever is seeing this, may you not be rejected everywhere you turn to. #Ajekuiyanioje
— Hopefully (@CertifiedHope) September 5, 2019