Dino Melaye, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, has strongly criticized Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), labeling him as “fraud” in the aftermath of the recently concluded governorship election.
Melaye alleged that INEC actively collaborated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the election.
During an appearance on Arise TV, Melaye expressed his dissatisfaction with the conduct of the election and accused INEC of aiding the APC in rigging. He pledged to take significant actions, including informing international communities and organizing protests to expose what he perceives as electoral malpractices.
Melaye stated, “INEC demonstrated that they are co-travellers with APC in this business, the speed with which they accepted the concocted results written before accreditation, with all the mutations, and reducing votes of PDP openly and increasing that of APC, people voting above accreditation tells it all.”
Highlighting the alleged manipulation of results, including deductions from his votes added to the APC, Melaye expressed his disbelief, stating, “Results shown are more than PVC collected; I have never seen this type before.”
Concluding his statements, Melaye stated, “This is appalling, and we know that the Almighty God that we serve will punish Mahmood Yakubu; he will not go free. We will organize protests, we will write letters to all embassies, the international communities, telling them that he is a fraud, INEC is a fraud, and we will not allow it.”