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Why I want election Dino Melaye's result nullified - Sen Adeyemi
Aanu Adegun|April. 15, 2019
- The APC senatorial candidate for Kogi west,Senator Smart Adeyemi, says he wants the the election nullified because of irregularities
- According to him, the result announced was not the true reflection of the votes cast, but one allegedly manipulated by the PDP
- The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Dino Melaye as senator elect for the district
Senator Smart Adeyemi, the All Progressives Congress (APC ) senatorial candidate for Kogi west, in the last general elections, has given reasons why he is challenging the election that produced Dino Melaye as senator elect for the district.
Adeyemi who disclosed this at the inauguration of the National/House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Kogi state insisted that the result announced was not the true reflection of the votes cast, but one allegedly manipulated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reports.
According to him, there were clear indication of alterations, cancelations, manipulations and other irregularities in the result declared by INEC.
“While we were gathered in Kabba, we were surprised when we heard that the collation of result has been taking to Lokoja. We hold bold to say that the change of venue for the result collation gave the PDP opportunity to alter and manipulate the result on their way to Lokoja.
"The case which Justice Okorowo made the ruling for collation of result to be held at the district headquarters in Kabba was instituted by Dino Melaye and the PDP; It certainly call for concerns that they can now sit comfortably for the change of venue.”
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