Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who lost to Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi West Senatorial election rerun has spit fire.
He said; “Congratulating Smart Adeyemi will amount to congratulating an armed robber after a successful operation. SDM.”
“I want to particularly thank God Almighty that he preserved my life after 5 attempted assassinations, combined forces of security agencies, INEC, federal, state and LG powers. I was fought on land, in the air and spiritually. It was not about election but my life. God, I thank you.”
“I will challenge the temporal and evaporative victory of Adeyemi at the Tribunal. Victory attained by violence and fraud is tantamount to defeat, for it is momentary. It is not about Dino MELAYE, it is about Nigeria and our electoral system. I stay the course, not over yet.”
“The reaction of men and women of goodwill all over Nigeria especially the wonderful people of Kogi west who truly voted for me is a testimony that God is with me and with us all. I won the election.”
For those who don’t know, Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer of the Saturday’s supplementary election on Saturday declared Smart Adeyemi of the APC, winner at the poll.
Adeyemi got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye who polled 62,133 votes.