Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of “allocating” votes during the Saturday’s governorship election.
Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Melaye claimed there was no election in the state on November 11.
On Sunday, Usman Ododo, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the winner of the Kogi state governorship election.
Ododo polled 446, 237 votes to defeat Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who came second with 259,052 votes. Melaye came distant third with 46,362 votes.
Reacting to the outcome of the poll, Melaye said the Kogi election was “shameful”, noting that democracy has suffered a “setback” in the country.
The PDP governorship candidate said he cannot accept the outcome of an election that was “far from credible”, adding that this is not the first time he has lost an election.
“There was no election and I’m going to prove it. There was only allocation of votes by INEC,” he claimed.
“The election is shameful. I sympathise with this country. It is a big shame.”