Kogi Election: Nigerians React To Dino Melaye’s Defeat In PDP Primary

Nigerians Reacts As Dino Melaye Loses Kogi Governorship Primary

Senator Dino Melaye. Photo: Instagram

Some Nigerians have taken to social media to mock Senator Dino Melaye for losing in the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primary for the November 16 election in Kogi.

Concise News had reported that the Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Ahamdu Fintiri, announced Wednesday Musa Wada as the winner after polling 748 votes.

The next aspirant was Abubakar Idris with 710 votes, former governor Captain Idris Wada came third, while Senator Dino Melaye came fourth.

Wada, from Dekina area of Kogi, is Captain Idris Wada’s younger brother and also an in-law to another former governor Idris Ibrahim.

Here are some reactions from Twitter:

@DOlusegun, ”Dino was beaten both literally and figuratively. Incidentally, like his leader Saraki, he came third in a PDP delegate primary. Silver lining their.”

@Journalist_Mind, ”Dino Malaye Scored 70 Votes, Sustain An Injury And Cried Out That His Mandate Has Been Stolen. PDP In KOGI Simply Said No To Dinophobia. All I See Is VICTORY For Gov YAHAYA BELLO.”

@TreasureNgr, ”Dino Melaye that want to be Kogi State Governor cannot even come second in PDP Kogi Primary. To think he was already challenging Yahaya Bello as if he is the candidate to beat. By the time Appeal & Supreme courts sack him, he will finally retire to music-drama.”

@seidu_jibrin, ”Mr.senator don’t be ungrateful to your creator, must you win everything. joined hand with Wada and remove the dictator.”

@CertifiedHope, ”Tribunal sacks you, you turn to governorship primaries they still kick you out. I pray for whoever is seeing this, may you not be rejected everywhere you turn to.”

@PhemiO, ”Dino, stop making noise, you are not even 2nd. Don’t you see the handwriting on the wall. you can’t even win primaries but you are making the noise of becoming Kogi’s Governor. People of Kogi rejected you, stop crying. I think you should go to the music industry.”

Melaye reacts to defeat 

Melaye said, “It is ridiculous to declare a final result of PDP Governorship primary election in Kogi State when my votes sorted out yesterday in 8 out of 10 ballot boxes are missing.

“Only to declare votes in 2 out of 10 ballot boxes as my votes. Totally unacceptable. Senator Dino Melaye.”

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Babatunde Adedayo Oluwafunmilayo is a Mass Communication graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), she is also an Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Adedayo loves writing motivational stories and poetry books. Her passion for reading cannot but be overemphasized.

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