KOGI, Nigeria – Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Kogi West Senatorial district, on Saturday said he will head to court if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, fails to review the initial poll.
Melaye who made this known after voting at Saturday’s supplementary rerun described the result of the last election as ‘fraud’.
He said, ”I will head to court if INEC does not review the initial poll.
“What we have as result is fraud, a major fraud,” he added.
Recall that INEC had on November 18 declared the Kogi West Senatorial election as ‘inconclusive.
The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal, said the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dino Melaye is 20,570.
He said Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven Local Government Areas in the senatorial district.
Prof Lawal explained that the total margin between both candidates is lower than the 43,127 registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.