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Politics of Tuesday, 14 November 2023


'He must become distant third' - Melaye reveals how his position was allegedly determined

Senator Dino Melaye Senator Dino Melaye

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”.

The former lawmaker stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Monday, November 13.

“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.

Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and former governor of Rivers state, queried the governorship ticket given Melaye.

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.

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