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  • Updated: December 08, 2023

Dino Melaye denies receiving N3bn from Atiku, Dangote

Dino Melaye denies receiving N3bn from Atiku, Dangote

Dino Melaye

The Kogi State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the November off cycle election, Senator Dino Malaye, has denied speculations that he collected N3bn from former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote for the elections.

Melaye stated this at a dinner organised in his honour by members of his campaign organisation, in Abuja.

He explained that the speculation was the handiwork of his detractors who were bent on detailing his campaign.

Speaking on lessons learnt from the elections, Melaye said, “One of the lessons is that the east now know more than ever before, that they cannot become governor alone. You will have to collaborate with another zones to become governor,

“The second lesson is also for those of us from the west. That next time we should listen to the words of wisdom from our elders and not from commercialized characters who because of their individual and selfish interests created problems for us.

“Because at the end of the day, what our elders have been saying that this will be the worse (election) for us is eventually what happened.

He declared that it was against the political interest of the party for Kogi West or any Zone in the state for that matter to field more than one candidate in such a critical election.

Melaye further said, “…We went through these elections, irrespective of the outcome, irrespective of betrayals, and so many things, there’s a reason to thank God and thank everyone of you, particularly our leaders and i specially appreciate General Tunde Ogbeha (Retd).

”Throughout the campaign, not once did we have any gunshot at us; not even once, we we’re moving around the states throughout dead nights.

“In fact, we even went to Bassa. We were driving through that very lonely road on unholy hours of the nights. We got to Anyigba at about hours like 12 midnight or 1a:m and the kind of stories of gunshots, there were no case or cases of gun shots at us or the kind of killings like what we were told when the SDP visited any other place in the east. We didn’t experience any of such; we didn’t lose any soul. This, we are grateful to God”.



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