- The PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Kogi state has denied abandoning Senator Dino Melaye in his trying times
- The police wants Senator Melaye to answer to a case of attempted culpable homicide
- The director of the council said they are doing every thing possible to ensure Dino wins the Kogi West senatorial district election, whether he is kept in prison or not
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Kogi state has described as false, claim that the party has abandoned the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, in his trying times.
Recall that Melaye surrendered to the police after an eight-day siege to his residence by the police, who are bent on getting him to answer to a case of attempted culpable homicide.
The Guardian reports that the director of the council, Chief Clarence Olafemi, said claim that Senator Dino Melaye has been abandoned by the party is a lie from the pit of hell.
Legit.ng gathers that Olafemi said the party is doing everything possible to ensure that Senator Melaye wins the Kogi West senatorial district election in the forthcoming polls.
He said: “The claim that Senator Dino Melaye has been abandoned by the party is a lie from the pit of hell. Dino Melaye knows that the party cannot abandon him. Would you say that Bukola (Saraki), has abandoned Dino? Can he abandon him? Would you say that Atiku (Abubakar) has abandoned Dino? Can he abandon him? These are Dino’s friends come rain, come sun.
"I am the director of the campaign council (in Kogi State) and Dino Melaye is a very strategic figure to the campaign. I am reassuring you that we are doing every thing possible to ensure that Dino wins the Kogi West Senatorial District election, whether they keep him in prison or they don’t keep him in prison. The war against Melaye is purely political.
“We in Okunland; we in Kogi West, we are going to vote for him, we cannot abandon him because he is useful to us. How can a government spend so much money; so much manpower running after a single person? In my 68 years in Nigeria, I have not seen such thing."
According to him, Melaye is being given moral support and his lawyers are being encouraged to work hard towards securing his release.
Olafemi added: “Half of our presidential rally in Lokoja on Monday, January 7, was devoted to celebrate Melaye, and we are aware that he will hear from where he is, and this would further boost his morale."
In the same vein, the chairman, media directorate, Dino Melaye Campaign Organisation (DMCO), Bawa Yakubu, said: “The PDP, in Kogi and at the national levels have come off the margin of mere social media outbursts.
"Its leaderships has, without much ado, engaged Melaye’s traducers with equal force, by instant and courageous deployment of legal, political, scientific, social and popular field actions to stave off this mind boggling onslaught on his life.
“This is evident in the PDP rally of January 7 in Lokoja during which Senator Dino Melaye shone brightly even while still under police custody."
Legit.ng previously reported that Melaye was moved from the Department of State Security (DSS) Hospital to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters at Guzape in Abuja.
The police moved Melaye to the DSS hospital on Friday, January 11, for further medical examination but the senator allegedly refused to be admitted into the DSS facility and spent two nights outside the hospital.
The police decided to relocate him to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) headquarters after the senator refused to be admitted into the DSS facility.
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