Melaye’s stay at National Assembly disastrous, says Adeyemi

James Azania, Lokoja and Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja


SENATOR Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the stay of Senator Dino Melaye in the National Assembly was disastrous.

Adeyemi defeated Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last Saturday’s supplementary election for Kogi West Senatorial District.

He was declared winner in the Court of Appeal, which ordered a rerun, after getting 88,373 votes to oust Melaye, who got 62,133 votes.

The senator was declared winner on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), following the conclusion of the supplementary poll.

Addressing reporters on Sunday in Lokoja, the state capital, Adeyemi described Melaye as his political boy.

The senator-elect promised to avoid any action that will tarnish the image of his constituency and the state.

He said although he brought Melaye into politics, his protégé unfortunately turned against him.

Adeyemi added: “Dino (Melaye) was insulting everyone…

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