The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has expressed his satisfaction over the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Dino Melaye in the Kogi West senatorial rerun election.
Oshiomhole while congratulating Smart Adeyemi of the APC who won with 88,373 votes, said the APC broom had swept away Dino just as it did other senators like him who defected from the ruling party.
“This victory has again affirmed the general acceptance of our great party, by the great people of Kogi State who just few weeks ago voted massively for our governorship candidate, Governor Yahaya Bello, who was re-elected for a second term.
“I have always believed in the ability of the people of Kogi West to elect leaders who will make them proud in the Senate and not the defeated Senator Melaye who is among the 16 Senators who rebelled against our party.
“As it stands today, the broom has swept away the entire 16 Senators, Dino being the last, who tried to destabilise our democracy for their personal interest, jettisoning the interest of the electorate.
“On behalf of our great party the APC, I congratulate my brother and friend, Senator Smart Adeyemi once again and we look forward toward working with you in this resolve by our dear President, Muhammadu Buhari to take the nation to the next level,” he said.