Newly elected senator for Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, Sunday stated that Dino Melaye was unable to manage his earlier election into the senate but decided to ruin it with unnecessary recklessness.
Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Melaye had won the February 28, 2019 election but the Appeal Court, ruling on a petition by Adeyemi, had ordered a rerun election which was concluded on November 30.
Speaking with newsmen Sunday after his victory at the poll, Adeyemi apologized to all who Melaye had offended “through his unguided utterances and actions” and said the trait was “alien to the culture and tradition of his people.”
He said, “when a servant steals the garment of his master, the garment will be too big for the servant that the joy of having his master’s garment will cause the servant to misbehave to people- he ordinarily could have respected.”
Adeyemi said Melaye’s over-size “garment made him to misbehave while in the Senate,” saying “legislation is not synonymous with rascality and recklessness.”
He specifically begged President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC national Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, the APC leader, Ahmed Tinubu, the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello and a host of others that Melaye had at one time or the other had altercation with to forgive the defeated senator.
Adeyemi pledged “to represent the people with dignity and decorum” at the Red Chamber, and also promise to do more for the people of his constituency in his third term at the Senate.
He thanked the electorate, the APC, traditional rulers, Governor Bello and all those who contributed to his success at the poll and stressed he would not disappoint them.
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