- Senator Dino Melaye has accepted his fate and given up dreams of becoming the governor of Kogi state
- The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state said he would not be heading to court to seek redress
- He stated that his trust and hope for the judiciary is long gone, stressing that it is now a department under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro
Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Kogi State governorship, has stated that he will not contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) electoral success before the state election petition tribunal.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially announced Usman Ododo of the APC as the state's November 11 gubernatorial election winner.
On Wednesday, Senator Melaye, who secured the third position in the election, asserted that the judiciary is no longer impartial but has become a segment of the APC.
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Judiciary now a department under APC - Dino Melaye
As reported by Punch, Dino said:
“Judiciary is no longer the last hope of the ordinary people, it is now a department under the All Progressives Congress. Why should any responsible person go to the tribunal when the APC have captured the judiciary?
“I have lost complete confidence in the judiciary.”
Court of appeal takes serious action in suit seeking to sack PDP Gov, Kefas
Recall that the appellate court has sacked two governors of the PDP, a development criticised by the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who faulted the APC and federal government.
The PDP governors have said they have confidence in the judiciary and expressed optimism about getting a favourable judgment at the Supreme Court.
Anxiety as court of appeal sacks PDP deputy speaker
In another report, the PDP leader and Bauchi State Deputy Speaker, Dahiru Barade, has been sacked by the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday.
This came barely a week after the same court sacked the State House of Assembly speaker, Abubakar Suleiman.
The development has led to the Bauchi State House of Assembly having no leader as the speaker, and his deputy has been sacked by the appellate court.
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