Dino Melaye, a former Senator who represented Kogi West, won the primary election with a total of 313 votes. His closest rival, Awoniyi, came in second with a total of 77 votes.

Former deputy governor of Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi, has expressed his concerns over the emergence of Dino Melaye as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State. In the recently conducted primary, Melaye won with 313 votes, while Awoniyi came second with 77 votes. Awoniyi believes that Melaye’s victory is a product of a “tainted delegates list” and that it poses a threat to the unity of the party and the prospect of winning the November 11 governorship election.

According to Awoniyi, Melaye’s votes were a result of a flawed primary where 158 delegates, who emerged from the state ad hoc congress of March 29, 2023, were replaced by Senator Abdul Ningi Congress Committee, who worked with Melaye’s enablers within the party hierarchy at the highest level. Awoniyi argued that a total of 158 votes should not have been gifted to any aspirant in a contest for 739 votes involving eight aspirants. He believes that the primary was fraudulent, duplicitous, sinful, and unwholesome because it conferred an undue advantage on Melaye, who won a fraudulent primary.

Awoniyi anticipates that the dust will not settle even beyond the November 11, 2023, governorship election. Although he does not necessarily blame Melaye, he believes that Melaye needs to search his heart to see if he has behaved well as a counsellor of the celestial, which he claims to be. Awoniyi blames Melaye’s enablers for the situation that they find themselves in today.

Meanwhile, Melaye, in a statement released on Monday, attributed his victory to God.

He said,  “Today (Sunday), April 16, 2023, the Almighty God proved himself in my life, by responding to my Biblical name, Daniel.   He fought on my behalf, and delivered victory to me, which I received on behalf of all other aspirants, the great members of the Peoples Democratic Party  in and outside Kogi State, and the good people of our dear Kogi State.
“Coming on the heels of the democratic sacrilege committed by the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State about 48 hours ago, and the electoral revulsion belching out of Adamawa State, it is soul-lifting to have the PDP demonstrate to the world that Nigeria is not the jungle that the APC paints it in the recently conducted elections over the last 50 days.
“I thank the leaders of our party at the national, State, local and ward levels, my dear brothers who advanced the cause of democracy in this contest and our numerous supporters who ensured that peace reigned , decorum prevailed, and conflicts were contained all through the process.”

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