- Sunday Karimi claimed no senatorial primary election took place in Kogi
- The lawmaker called on Dino Melaye to drop the PDP ticket
- He also accused Senator Bukola Saraki of dabbling in the state affair
The senatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state is facing crisis as the member representing Yagba federal constituency, Sunday Karimi, said he has approached a court over the Kogi West senatorial district seat.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Karimi also warned the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, from dabbling in the state politics. He alleged that no primary election was conducted and insisted that the right thing has to be done.
He insisted Dino Melaye’s emergence was a fraud and insisted that he approached the court so the right steps should be taken.
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Karimi said: “No amount of kneeling down and begging by Dino Melaye will appease the people. The mandate was stolen from Yagba Federal Constituency. When you cheat and corrupt the system to pick something crudely you must be ready to face the consequences.
“My disqualification along with others was crude, uncivilised, tyrannical and a political coup that cannot be imagined in this century, not with all that I did in plenary session as well as to attracting projects to my constituency and in defending PDP, only to be rewarded with this kind of shabby treatment. It is a shame.”
Karimi said he was invited to a meeting with Saraki for settlement but he refused and called on Melaye to drop the PDP Senate ticket that he stole.
He urged Melaye to drop the “stolen” PDP ticket or face the electoral consequences, adding that he (Karimi) has been invited to a meeting along with other aspirants to see the Senate President for discussion and settlement he refused to attend.
“I turned down the offer, I don’t need his settlement, let he the Senate President leave us alone in Kogi and limit his overbearing activities to Kwara state," he added.
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Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye has raised serious allegation against the Kogi state government claiming it tried to assassinate him in his country home.
The senator representing Kogi West district in a tweet on Friday, October 12, claimed two mobile policemen, members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and three full load of policemen illegally arranged by ADC to Kogi state governor besieged his hometown home in Aiyetoro Gbede.
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