The Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council has urged security agencies to quickly arrest Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Saturday’s Governorship election, for cybercrime.
The party alleges that he confessed to the crime 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.”
Fanwo who spoke at a recent APC “Thank you press conference” which took place at Lokoja urged the police to quickly apprehend the senator on grounds of his confession.
“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 cyber crime,” Fanwo said.
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He criticised the ex-Senator for suggesting that the INEC Chairman’s children should feel ashamed of him, deeming it as inappropriate, unethical, and immoral.
“Are Dino Melaye’s children proud of his shameless physical combats on the floor of the National Assembly? Are his children proud of the fact that their mother levelled allegations of physical injuries against their father? Are Dino’s children proud of him?
“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,” the party stated.
“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.
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“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,” it added.
The APC said that it wanted to say a big “thank you” to the awesome people of Kogi State for voting enmass for their candidate, Usman Ododo.
They said that their victory at Saturday’s poll not only makes them happy but gives them a sign of more responsibility.
The APC sees this victory as a way of saying, “Hey, we’re in this together,” and they’re excited about continuing to work together with the people of Kogi State.
“It has also upscaled the onus of responsibility on us to continue to provide first class schools, health institutions, road infrastructure and many others that the current administration in the state has been doing over the past 7 years and 9 months,” it said.