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Audu, Oyegun Strategize On How To Save Melaye

Posted: Oct 6, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (3)

By Rotimi Akinwumi


Senator Dino Melaye has enlisted the services of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate in Kogi State, Abubakar Audu, to appeal to the leadership of the party to assist him in getting his mandate secured at the tribunal.

Melaye, in the wake of the Bukola Saraki saga in the senate, supported the Senate president against the party and openly called the bluff of the party leadership during the imbroglio.

However, with the tribunals expected to deliver its verdict possibly on  October 10, Melaye, accompanied by Audu, was at the party secretariat on Monday to seek the assistance of the party leaders.

Melaye is locked in a serious legal battle with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Smart Adeyemi for the Kogi West Senatorial seat.

The legal tussle between Dino Melaye and the former NUJ President entered a dramatic climax  when the lawyers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  tendered a certified true copy of the APC report on the Kogi West Senatorial primaries in which it was adduced that Melaye did not partake in that primary.

A closed door meeting was held for about an hour and half at the secretariat.

It was gathered that the former governor had arranged for the meeting with the party’s leadership for it to come to the rescue of the lawmaker, but it is yet to be seen whether the Oyegun-led APC will intervene considering the role Melaye played during the selection of principal officers at the 8th Legislative Assembly where senate president, Bukola Saraki emerged against the party’s arrangement.

Melaye was Prince Audu’s campaign director in 2011 when he contested against the incumbent governor.

Comments (3)

  • Oct 11, 2015 at 2:24 am FirecloudOFGOD

    If Melaye was not useful to the party when they needed him most, why would they raise a finger to help a more than useless party member that stuck his finger in their nares? Melaye started the fire under the stew and he now has to stew in it!

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 10:25 am Bobo

    Now you know that there is party supremacy.the party leaders should not also listen to him.APC is still leading comfortably even minus him

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 7:18 am Sen Ibrxheem Kalam

    I hope d party wil knw intervene in his (Melaye) case, in fact if he scare thru on tribunal he wil do more harm to his party (APC) than gud wen u luk back at his comment/boldly utterance during 8th Senate election of principal officers. Let him go coz I c nothing gud from him n co. Imagine, he is d one dt lead a tough crusade on fight against corruption but he bcome ADC’s to his master wify’s wen she’s invited to appear b4 d EFCC… let him gooooo

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