Kogi Poll: Dino Melaye Denies Seeking Refund Of Vote Buying Money

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has denied a report suggesting he is seeking a refund of the money he provided for vote buying.

INFORMATION NIGERIA learnt that there have been some allegations that the former lawmaker representing Kogi Senatorial district “sought a refund after sharing out N250,000 per polling unit for vote buying”.

However, in a statement he personally signed on behalf of the Media Directorate of his campaign organization, which was posted on his Facebook wall, Melaye described the report as spurious.

The former lawmaker accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being behind the report.

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Denying the report, Melaye said: “The SDM Media Directorate wishes to state that such misguiding headlines and story is nothing but unfounded and an attempt to distract the general public from the electoral heist that was committed in the Kogi November 11 elections.

“For clarity’s sake, Sen. Dino Melaye, as a democratic evangelist, a champion of anti-corruption in Nigeria and a man living with the fear of God, will never stoop to the criminal and destructive level of the APC to engage in vote-buying.

“Nigerians are not unaware of what transpired in the Kogi state November 11 election where rigging was taken to a whole new legendary and scientific level.”