There are indications that the senators-elect from Kogi state may all lose their seats following irregularities trailing the process of nominating candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Report shows that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had written to the party in the state that it did not follow the laid down procedure of conducting primaries for its candidates.
One of the points that the defeated PDP senator Sam Adeyemi raised against the senator-elect Dino Melaye is that Dino Melaye was not duly nominated by the APC. It is feared that the tribunal may nullify the election of the APC senators based on the fact that no primaries was conducted in the state to select the APC senatorial candidates.
The case of the APC senator Aidoko was cited where the Supreme Court nullified the election of the PDP candidate Ochoja Dangana in favour of Aidoko of the APC. That INEC has written to the party that primaries were not conducted at the party level remains strong evidence against the APC for failure to follow electoral guidelines which the PDP will rely on. It remains to be seen if the court will set aside previous rulings and allow the APC to retain their victory at the senatorial election.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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