By Toby Prince
Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, has told Senator Smart Adeyemi and the All Progressives Congress that it is not over yet as he would petition the tribunal.
Melaye lost his Kogi West senatorial seat to Adeyemi in a re-run election conducted on Saturday.
Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes while Melaye recorded 62,133 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Melaye said: “The forces against me are not beyond God. People should not worry about me; I am fine and will always be. I just thank God that the plan to kill me did not succeed. A living dog is better than a dead lion. I thank God for life. My name is Daniel I cannot fall or fail.
“I will challenge the temporal and evaporative victory of Adeyemi at the Tribunal. Victory attained by violence and fraud is tantamount to defeat for it is momentary. It is not about Dino Melaye, it is about Nigeria and our electoral system. I stay the course not over yet.”