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Tinubu Plans To Move Against Me, Says Melaye

Posted: Jul 6, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•Find Someone Else To Blackmail – Tinubu

By Ignatius Okorocha Abuja

Spokesperson of Senators who belong to the Like Minds group in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, on Sunday, in Abuja, alleged that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), have decided to close ranks and work against him in his case at the election tribunal.

 Tinubu  and Melaye

Tinubu and Melaye

Melaye told journalists that a senior editor in Abuja, close to Tinubu, has allegedly forwarded the legal brief filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi to Adoke, asking the ex-AGF to look for a Judge in the Court of Appeal that would offer assistance.

The lawmaker was said to have incurred the wrath of Tinubu after refusing to back down from supporting the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, during the recently concluded election of leaders in the 8th National Assembly.

But Senator Melaye said he had no regret over his role, leading to the emergence of Senator Saraki as Senate President.

He said: “I have no regret supporting Senator Saraki and my electoral victory was ordained by God and not by man. Therefore, no mortal can reverse it, in God I trust, no matter how desperate they might be.

“I am privy to an electronic mail sent to Adoke by an Abuja-based senior editor who is close to Tinubu in which he forwarded the court papers filed by Smart Adeyemi at the tribunal to Adoke.

“In the said e-mail, Adoke was told to look for a trusted Justice in the Court of Appeal who would be useful for Smart Adeyemi.”

The Election Petition Tribunal in Lokoja had upheld the election of Melaye who was elected on the platform of the APC.

The Tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and former chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Mr. Smart Adeyemi, for lacking in merit.

Adeyemi had taken Melaye to the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Lokoja, citing alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election as well as the result declared by INEC on March 28, 2015.

The conclusion of the Judge was that “the case be dismissed as abandoned.”

Reacting to the allegation by Melaye, Tinubu said it was nothing but a “kitchen of malicious lies.”

Speaking through his Media Adviser, Mr. Sundar Dare, Tinubu said: “This is another lie from their kitchen of malicious lies.

“They are all over the social and traditional media spewing lies and planting stories. We are not about that. Nigerians are not as gullible as they think.

“He is aligned with people who want to kill the party,APC, and we wish him luck, but they will not succeed because the party belongs to the Nigerian people.