Winner of the supplementary senatorial election for Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, has urged Nigerians to forgive the bad display by his co-contestant, Dino Melaye during the recent senatorial polls in Kogi State.
According to him, the misdemeanor did not represent the real character of Okun people and he was not pleased with how Melaye turned him and the people of the area into objects of ridicule.
He revealed this as he thanked the people for returning him to the Senate.
He also vowed to not let the people he will be representing down in any way.
His words, “I want to plead with Nigerians, especially our leaders such as President Muhamadu Buhari; Bola Tinubu; our governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello; former President Olusegun Obasanjo and everyone whom Dino had insulted one time or the other, to please forgive him.
“His behaviour does not represent the culture and value of Okun people. This has been demonstrated by Saturday’s verdict when he was unanimously rejected.”
Congratz to Smart Adeyemi once again.
Dino Melaye is a Nigerian politician, a Senator and member of the 9th National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Dino is a member of the People’s Democratic Party. He is currently the Chairman Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Daniel Dino Melaye was born in Kano State, Nigeria. He attended command and Air-force Secondary School, Kaduna for his secondary school education. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he studied geography in 2000. He led the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and later became the Secretary General of African Youth Council and then that of the Commonwealth Youth Council. He was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.
Dino Melaye was a member of the House of Representatives representing Kabba/Ijumu federal constituency. In the 2015 Senatorial election he was elected a member of the Senate of Nigeria from the Kogi-West.
Dino Melaye has also declared his intention to contest for the Kogi State gubernatorial election which would be held within the last quarter of 2019. On the 3rd of September, 2019, Senator Dino Melaye lost his gubernatorial ambition in a keenly contested primary election were he came third with a total of 70 votes behind Engr. Musa Wada who won with 748 votes.
Melaye was involved in various certificates scandals in 2017 including his claim to have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University and a degree from the Boston-based Ivy League Harvard University in the United States. Most of his claims have as yet not been verified. Melaye insists on the truth of his claims. However, his colleague and former majority leader of his party (APC) Sen. Ali Ndume called for the senate to probe Melaye’s claims. Melaye claims not only did he graduate legitimately from ABU Zaria, but also, he has successfully earned seven degrees from various institutions around the world, among them are Harvard University, Kennedy School for Educational Leadership and London School of Economics and Political Science; a claim that was since refuted by both institutions, with Harvard claiming Mr. Melaye only presented himself for a week long professional development course in late 2016. While LSE claimed there’s no evidence on its database that Mr. Melaye ever Obtained any degree there.
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