Senator Dino Melaye has said he won last Saturday’s Senatorial election in Kogi West and Senator Smart Adeyemi remains his political wife.
Also, Melaye said he will challenge what he called Adeyemi’s “temporal and evaporative victory” at the tribunal.
In a statement on Sunday in Lokoja, Melaye averred that “the victory attained by violence and fraud is tantamount to defeat… for it is momentary”.
The statement said:
“It is not about Dino Mekaye; it is about Nigeria and our electoral system. I stay the course… (it’s) not over yet.
“I want to especially thank God Almighty that He preserved my life after five attempted assassination, combined forces of security agencies, INEC, federal, state and local government powers.
“I was fought on land, in the air and spiritually. It was not about the election but my life. God, I thank you.
“The reaction of men and women of goodwill all over Nigeria, especially the wonderful people of Kogi West, who truly voted for me, is a testimony that God is with me and with us all. I won the election and Adeyemi remains my political wife.
“The forces against me are not beyond God. People should not worry about me. I am fine and will always be. I just thank God that the plan to kill me did not succeed. A living dog is better than a dead lion. I thank God for life. My name is Daniel; I cannot fall or fail.”
www.sojworldnews.com (c) December 2, 2019