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KOGI WEST POLL: PDP, Melaye’s doomsday won’t be postponed a second time —APC



MINIMUM WAGE: We have fulfilled another election promise, APC says

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is optimistic that its Kogi West senatorial candidate, Smart Adeyemi will emerge winner of the supplementary election on Saturday, November 30.

The APC said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Senator Dino Melaye would not have their “doomsday” postponed for a second time.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on September 16, declared the election inconclusive and fixed November 30 for a supplementary election.

There were rumours that the PDP and Melaye, had called on its supporters to boycott the election.

Both the PDP and Melaye had since denied the claims and even charged their supporters and members to come out to vote and to defend their votes.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, the APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu said nobody can be fooled by the PDP’s alleged statement for the boycott of the supplementary election.

The statement read, “Senator Melaye did not win 2019 National Assembly election for the Kogi West Senatorial district, the Appeal Court affirmed just that. Again, the Kogi electorate resisted and frustrated Dino Melaye and the PDP plan to, again, rig the November 16 rerun election for the Senatorial seat. No level of propaganda and fake news can change these hard facts.

“The INEC has fixed November 30 for the Senatorial supplementary election in Kogi West district. The PDP has predictably gone to town with the usual lamentations on the forthcoming supplementary election. The PDP has even threatened to boycott the election. Who is fooling who?

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“Nobody is fooled by the PDP’s statement boycotting the supplementary election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not drop its guard in our quest to get a clear majority of the remaining votes in the affected units.

“Why should the supplementary election be cancelled as being demanded by the PDP? Is it because the PDP has already lost the election?

“As the wide margin of valid votes from the November 16 exercise show, it is clear that Dino Melaye and the PDP have lost the election. PDP’s doomsday will surely not be postponed a second time. Come November 30, the APC candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi will reclaim his earlier stolen mandate.”

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