The African Democratic Congress (ADC) mocked Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, after rumours circulated that ADC members in Idah Local Government, Kogi State, defected to the PDP before the November 11 election.
Daily Stand recalls that, on Saturday, media reports claimed that ADC in Idah LGA shifted its support to Senator Dino Melaye and left for PDP in preparation for the governorship election.
ADC’s Kogi State chairman, Adaji John, responded on Sunday, stating that Melaye fell victim to deception.
John’s statement said, “In the said video, only Dino Melaye spoke to the imaginary ADC audience. No single face of the audience was shown, nor were the “ADC party materials’ the supposedly decampees brought made open.
“Of course, a discerning mind will know the story is not true. But we were not surprised that such falsehood was been peddled by the media handlers of the PDP governorship candidate.
He clarified, “For a start, the name of the African Democratic Congress chairman for Idah Council Area is Adejo Ameadaji from Igalogba ward. Definitely, if it has been true that anybody visited or received Dino, it was to scam him, and they succeeded.”
John highlighted, This development is purely fake and a move to extort Dino. The face shown in the video is not an ADC party member, in fact, he is an Ibaji man to the best of our knowledge and not a member of our party.
“Those faceless persons led by the ghost Adejoh Haruna, whom the camera intentionally didn’t capture, must have played on the low intelligence of Melaye or paid him back in his own coins because it is in the public domain that Melaye is a scammer and mentor of scammers. This is purely a case of scamming the scammer.
John maintained that no ADC member in Idah defected to PDP. He emphasized that the Idah ADC chairman is Adejo Ameadaji, not Adejoh Haruna. John urged people to ignore these falsehoods and affirmed ADC’s commitment to Kogi State’s betterment.