Bye Bye To APC, Kogi Election May Be Cancelled, As Dino Melaye Presents 21 Video Clips To INEC, Today

By Post-Nigeria: November 20, 2019 15:47

Bye Bye To APC, Kogi Election May Be Cancelled, As Dino Melaye Presents 21 Video Clips To INEC, Today

A former Chairman, Senate Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, has on Wednesday, protested at the Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, where he demanded the cancellation of the Kogi West Senatorial election.
The flamboyant Senator, was received by the INEC Secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony, and National Commissioner/Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

Melaye who came with 21 video clips containing details of violence and indiscriminate shootings by alleged Agents of Kogi State Government during the election, told Journalists that his determination to retrieve the stolen mandate, “is a battle of no retreat, no surrender”.

The petition by Melaye, dated November 18, 2019, titled: “A call for cancellation of the election for Kogi West Senatorial District, held on November 16, 2019, in certain areas”, was filed by his Lawyer, Tobechukwu Nweke.

Part of the petition reads: “In conclusion, sequel to the above mentioned spread violence, gunshots and killings, disruption of the election, snatching of ballots, multiple thumb printing, several electoral malpractices, irregularities and total sabotage of the electoral process cut across all the seven Local Government Areas in Kogi State, which were demonstrated in the video footage attached herein, and the facts in paragraphs 1-5 above, which reveal that the election was not conducted in Kogi State Senatorial District, in substantial compliance with the dictates of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), as well as the requisite Guidelines and Regulations issued for the election, we urge the Commission to cancel the entire election to the Senate of Kogi West Senatorial District, held on November 16, 2019.”
Okoye who received the petition on behalf of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman, said that the Commission would look into the petition and take necessary action.
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