“He must become distant third”: Melaye Reveals How His Position Was Allegedly Determined

“He must become distant third”: Melaye Reveals How His Position Was Allegedly Determined

  • The PDP governorship candidate in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, said his third position was pre-determined before the election
  • Melaye alleged that some powerful opposition enemies met and decided he must come third in the governorship election
  • According to Melaye, there was no election but only an allocation of votes in the governorship election

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Lokoja, Kogi state - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, has made a serious allegation about the outcome of Saturday, November 11 election.

Melaye alleged that some unnamed political enemies met before the election and decided that “he must become a distant third”

Melaye alleges his position was determined before Kogi guber election
Melaye alleges that the opposition met and decided he must come third in the Kogi guber election Photo Credit: Dino Melaye
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The former lawmaker stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Monday, November 13.

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“A meeting was held and they said, ‘Dino Melaye must not come second because if he comes second, it’s dangerous… so, he must become a distant third.’ There was no election; there was only allocation of votes.”

He added that:

“Normally, Ajaka should not be excited that he won one, two, or three local governments in the East. It was allocated,”
He also made a case for the over-voting in 17 of the 21 local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

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In a trending old video, Wike said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had already shot itself in the foot by giving Melaye the governorship ticket in Kogi state.

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According to Wike, Melaye does not have what it takes to be a governor.

Dino Melaye loses LGA to APC's Ododo in Kogi guber election

Melaye lost his local government area to the APC candidate, Usman Ahmed Ododo.

The results collated from the IRev's portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday showed that Ododo won by a landslide with 10,524 votes while Melaye got 6,909 votes and Ajaka of the SDP scored 356 votes.

Dino Melaye calls for cancellation of election in 5 Kogi LGAs

Melaye called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel elections in five local government areas of the state.

The former lawmaker listed Okene, Okehi, Ajaoukuta, Adavi, and Ogori/Mangogo LGAs– all in the Kogi Central senatorial district -- as areas where the election should be cancelled.

Melaye described elections in the mentioned areas as "scams coordinated from the highest level.”

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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