Senator Dino Melaye has said that the newly elected senator representing Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, is still his ‘political wife’, saying that he will reclaim his mandate.
The Herald gathered that Melaye made this known while lamenting the outcome of Saturday’s Rerun Senatorial election in Kogi state.
Melaye vowed to reclaim his seat at the Senate, adding that he started politics before Adeyemi, hence he will still remain his political wife no matter what happened.
He said: “There was no election, there was only an attempt to kill me. I want to assure you that Smart Adeyemi would remain my political wife. I started politics before him.
“I will reclaim my mandate because I was voted. I won the election, but through the instrumentality of violence and national conspiracy, these have been tampered with. I want to assure Nigerians that it is temporal.”
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that Senator Dino Melaye earlier called for the postponement of the supplementary election that was held on Saturday, November 30.
Melaye urged the INEC to postpone the election until it would be able to address what he called “noticeable infractions” in the November 16 election and concerns over areas the supplementary election would be held.
The senator, on November 20, submitted a petition, calling for total cancellation of the election, to which he attached 21 video CDs and other documentary evidence to prove that there was no election in the senatorial district.