Dino Melaye has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) Smart Adeyemi as his ‘political wife’, in reaction to his sack as senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the red chamber.
Recall LIB reported that a Dino Melaye was sacked as the senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial district by a three-man panel of the Tribunal led by Justice Anthony Chijioke. The tribunal also ordered a fresh election.
Noting that there were two rulings from the Tribunal while being featured as a guest on Channels Television, Dino who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that the minority judgement was delivered by the chairman of the panel and he described it as “exclusive and wonderful”.
He however faulted the judgement of the two other members of the Tribunal who ruled against him. The Kogi-born lawmaker added that the tribunal’s ruling was aimed at distracting him from his governorship ambition.
“I want to assure you that Smart Adeyemi is my political wife; I defeated him in 2015, I defeated him in 2019 and any day any time, he is my political wife,” the embattled lawmaker insisted.
“I want to say that I cannot be distracted and I will not be distracted. My name is Daniel; I will not fall … I am focused on my governorship ambition and we will get it.
“The only time there will be election for the seat of the Senate in Kogi West is after I am sworn in as the governor of Kogi State.
“That will necessitate vacancy but before then, there will be no by-election as a result of attempted robbery that is going on right now.”
“Spiritually we are already in the court of appeal; physically we will be there on Monday. The only election that will be conducted is the governorship election that I will win. My mandate is secured, my mandate is guaranteed,” he added.