The Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dino Melaye, has called for the nullification of the elections conducted in five Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state. Melaye identified the affected LGAs as Okene, Okehi, Ajaokuta, Adavi, and Ogori/Mangogo, alleging compromise in the results from these units.
Via his official X account, Melaye asserted, “INEC must cancel the election in the 5 local governments of Kogi-Central. The election in Okene, Okehi, Ajaokuta, Adavi, and Ogori/Mangogo is a scam coordinated from the highest level of INEC.”
Reports indicated that Melaye did not appear at his polling unit in Iluafon quarters, Aiyetoro 1, Ijumu Local Government Area, and agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission also visited his polling units.
Dino Melaye and the African Democratic Congress candidate, Leke Abejide, known as “Elder,” are the prominent candidates vying for the governorship position from the Kogi West Senatorial District. Observers suggest that Abejide, being a serving lawmaker, might impact Dino’s prospects in the gubernatorial polls.