Senator Dino Melaye, Kogi West, has said Senator Smart Adeyemi was not his match any day, any time politically.
The tough talking senator was reacting to Adeyemi’s accusation of allegedly manipulating his way into office using political thuggery and rigging.
Melaye, who reacted through his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, said, “The judgement in the tribunal and appeal court have not said that Senator Dino Melaye did not defeat him. Senator Dino Melaye defeated Smart in six out of the seven local government areas of Kogi West.”
Adeyemi, who is a two-term former senator of Kogi West, had alleged that Senator Melaye never won any election in his political career.
Adeyemi had further said, “This position has been proved right by last week’s decision of the Court of Appeal affirming the decision of the lower court, ordering a rerun of the Kogi West senatorial election.”
Adeyemi stated that no one could deliberately cast his vote for Melaye because the senator did not fit into the category of those that could earn the respect of any Yoruba man who valued morals more than money.
He had added, “Besides, the Senate is meant for those who have proved their mettle in other areas before bringing his experience to bear at the Senate. Where has Dino ever worked to gather any experience?”
But Melaye countered that position saying, “If we go to the election again and again, Dino Melaye will still defeat Smart Adeyemi.”
Melaye was of the APC before moving into the PDP while Adeyemi, who was a senator twice on the platform of the PDP was miffed after losing out aiming for a third time before crossing to the APC.