No election but allocation of votes – Dino Melaye #KogiDecides2023

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, claims that some opposition parties planned for his third position in Saturday’s governorship poll.

He said what transpired on Saturday was not an election but an allocation of votes.

Ododo won with 446,237 votes, defeating his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, who garnered 259,052, while Melaye had 46,362 votes.

The PDP candidate stated these on Monday during his appearance on the Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today.’

He said, “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.”

Melaye noted that votes were allocated to the SDP candidate, Ajaka, in the eastern part of the state.

He likened his position to the February 25 presidential election, saying that the victory of the Labour Party in Lagos State was “deliberate.”

Melaye cautioned, “Normally, Ajaka should not be excited that he won one, two, or three local governments in the East. It was allocated.

“Lagos was given to Labour.”

Melaye added, “Labour should not think they won [in] Lagos; it was deliberate. The mathematics was done. The arithmetic was done.”

As regards not casting his vote, he said, “The issue of voting or not voting has no legal status. People win elections in prison,”

“Legally, it has no relevance to the election. Whether I voted or not, it is immaterial.”

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