Senator Dino Melaye stormed the Independent National Electoral Commision Headquarters in Abuja on wednesday, presenting multiple video evedence calling for the cancellation of the recent Kogi West Senatorial vote. The lawmaker received by commission officials said he came to present the evidence because he knows he won the poll. He accused the opposition of leading thugs in ballot boxes to cart away. Mr. Melaye further claimed that he was confident of the election result because he had the results of the polling units.
Speaking further about the election, Dino said, “In Egbeda ward, the State Speaker of House of Assembly led thugs to cart away ballot boxes and all these ballot boxes were taken to a designated, all thumb-printed in favour of APC and all these results returned in favour of APC.”All areas where there were killings,shootings,bullet-releasing helicopters, teargas-releasing helicopters, all those areas were returned.”I won the election because we got the polling units, I won the election with a wide margin and no one will take my seat in the National Assembly.
In response to claims and counter-claims about the alleged role of the police officers in marring the state elections, Senator Melaye wondered how some fake policemen could outsmart the thousands deployed for the election exercise.
“The Police Inspector-General addressed the media yesterday, saying there were fake police officers working in Kogi State. And I said it’s a big problem for us as a nation if fake policemen were going to overwhelm 66,000 police officers given for Bayelsa / Kogi elections, which means we’re in a very precarious situation in this country, that means nobody is secure.