Senator Dino Melaye, shared a video which he alleged were ‘Kogi Government house thugs shooting sporadically to scare PDP supporters away from the collation centre in Lokoja. Never seen anything like this before’.
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Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate in Kogi West appears to be coasting to victory in results declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
In the result for Ward 6 at Orekere-Amuro in Mopamuro LGA of Kogi state, declared by Mr Ojeboboh Opeyemi, the INEC Collation Officer, Melaye won 690 votes, while his APC rival, two-term Senator Smart Adeyemi got 469 votes. The ADC candidate got 141 votes.
According to Opeyemi, 1322 votes were valid out of the 1417 total votes cast. Ninety five votes were rejected.
In the presidential election result, according to Opeyemi, the PDP candidate won 760 votes, while his APC rival got 447 votes and ADC 53 votes, out of the 1291 valid votes cast.
There were 128 rejected votes, making total votes cast to be 1419.
The results were announced at the collation centre, YLGEA School 11, Orokere Amuro on Saturday.
However, the result in the ward for Yagba Federal House of Representatives showed the APC candidate beating the PDP rival, by polling 465 votes. PDP got 326 votes while ADC came second with 455 votes. Of the 1418 votes cast in the election, 138 were rejected, while 1280 were accepted as valid.
NAN reports that the collation of results at local government level is still ongoing at INEC office in Mopamuro LGA.
Senator Dino Melaye, has revealed that God told him who will become Nigeria’s next president.
According to Dino, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, will become the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Melaye said it was a revelation from God that Atiku will emerge winner of this Saturday’s presidential election ahead of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said this while speaking at the 84th emergency meeting of the PDP National Executive Council (NEC) on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Melaye: “The Nigerian military must know that every soldier, police, para-military took an oath of allegiance and that oath of allegiance is not for President Mammadu Buhari, it is in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“And any soldier, police or para-military personal used by the APC to unleash terror on Nigerians during elections, we will record you.
“And some of you know you have network problem with God. As for me, I have no network problem with God. Whenever I called upon him, he answered me.
“And he told me that Atiku will be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“So if you allow yourselves to be used, I want to plead Mr. President Sir, I want to be a member of the special panel that will try military officers who betray the constitution of Nigeria.”
The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has raised the alarm over a plan by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to prevent voters from participating in Saturday’s elections in Zamfara State.
Melaye alleged that the APC was plotting to stop voters from coming out to perform their civic duty on Saturday.
He made the allegation while speaking at the 84th emergency meeting of the PDP National Executive Council (NEC) on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Melaye:
“An information just reaching me now also said that on Saturday, there is already a resolution by the APC that they will not allow people to vote in Zamfara State.
“That they are going to unleash violence to make sure that electorates cannot access the polling units to even vote on Saturday.
“So I am saying this for Nigerians and our security agencies to know that if actually, we are to defend democracy so they should come out and do the needful.”
Despite meeting his bail conditions, the police have refused to release Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west.
On Friday, a high court in Abuja granted the Melaye bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention. Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds. The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in Abuja. The lawmaker met the conditions on Monday.
However, as of 7pm last night, Melaye was still being held in police detention. According to reports, despite the order of the court that had been served to police, they want to arraign him “on fresh charges” on Tuesday.
“His family has not seen him. Despite the above FCT High Court order of Friday and duly served on the Police, having met all bail conditions, the police are holding on to Dino Melaye as we speak now. Instead of obeying the court order above, they have chose to arraign him in court tomorrow on a fresh charges” a source said.