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JUST IN: APC calls for immediate arrest of Dino Melaye days after Kogi governorship election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council in Kogi state has urged security agencies to quickly arrest Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just concluded poll.

The ruling party alleged that Senator Melaye confessed to cybercrime during a live television programme.

According to Kingsley Fanwo, Director, Media and Publicity/Spokesman of the Campaign Council, Melaye’s claim of having access to the back-end server of the Independent National Electoral Commission on national TV is equivalent to “walking into the prison yard and demanding to be locked up.”

“Dino Melaye has openly confessed that he hacked into the back-end of the Independent National Electoral Commission. He should be arrested and prosecuted for cybercrime,” Fanwo said.

He added:

“Dino Melaye was never in the race for the Governorship. The perennial contestant was in it for business, and we do not see his allegations as anything more than the ranting of a thoroughly rejected political jobber.

“We can’t beat a child and expect him not to cry. But we will be magnanimous in victory. Someone who claimed to have boycotted an election is here complaining about the conduct. He was not even at his Polling Unit to vote. How he got over 40,000 votes should be probed.

“We call on our members to celebrate with moderation. We are one people and we must remain united as a people. The results of the election has shown that it is our party alone that believes in the unity of our dear state.

“We won the election and also the battle against those who wanted to drag our state to the dark ages of ethnic division. Kogites, this victory is yours, and it will herald fresh air of consolidation and continuity.”

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