Security operatives reportedly deny Dino Melaye entrance at INEC headquarters

Security operatives reportedly deny Dino Melaye entrance at INEC headquarters

- Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, was denied entry into the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja by security officials

- Melaye was reported to be in possession of what seemed to be additional petition about alleged irregularities in the Kogi west senatorial election

- The security operatives were also reported to have prevented journalists who were reporting on the incident from entering the INEC office

Security operatives on Wednesday, November 27, prevented Dino Melaye from entering into headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.

Vanguard reports that Melaye, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West senatorial re-run election, was in possession of what seemed to be additional petition about alleged irregularities in the poll before he was stopped by the security operatives.

The security operatives were also reported to have prevented journalists who were reporting on the incident from entering the office.

The Nation reports that a camera belonging to one of the journalists was seized but later released when Melaye intervened.

This is the second time Melaye will be visiting the INEC headquarters over the alleged irregularities that occurred in the Kogi west senatorial election.

Legit.ng had reported that the former senator on Wednesday, November 20, presented a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja demanding the cancellation of the Kogi West Senatorial District election.

Melaye disclosed in a tweet that he presented along with the petition, 21 video clips documenting the reported electoral malpractices that occurred during the poll.

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He said he was received by the INEC secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and the national commissioner Festus Okoye.

Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday, November 30, supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district area of Kogi state, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi, has said that nothing would stop his rival and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, from defeat.

He made the statement on Friday, November 22, in Lokoja, the state capital, while urging his party members not to over relax but give their all to win the election

Legit.ng gathered that Adeyemi is already leading Melaye with over 20,O00 votes in the election conducted on Saturday, November 16, for the senatorial axis.

The former senator said that despite having a comfortable lead, the party must not give in to overconfidence, but rather doubles its efforts to get the remaining votes.

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