A former deputy governor in Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi has stated that the emergence of the former senator, Dino Melaye as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the last primary election in the state, is dangerous to the party.
Awoniyi stated this while reacting to the outcome of the primary election, noting that the election lack credibility and also alleged that Melaye’s votes were products of hired delegates.
The former deputy governor, who reacted through a statement said, “Without an iota of doubt, I make bold to say that Senator Melaye’s victory is a pyrrhic one.
“This victory portends great danger to the unity of our party and the prospect of winning the November 11 governorship election.
“The primary that threw up Senator Melaye was flawed; 158 delegates, who emerged from the state ad hoc congress of March 29, 2023, were replaced by the woeful Senator Abdul Ningi Congress Committee, working in concert with Melaye’s enablers within the party hierarchy at the highest level.”
Challenging the result of the election further, Awoniyi, who described Melaye’s victory as a pyrrhic one, said that it was unfair to give an aspirant 158 votes in a contest for 739 votes with eight other aspirants.