Haddy Ametuo, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for its transparency in the recall process of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West. He said the commission’s gesture had shown that it would conduct a free and fair election in the 2019 general elections.
Ametuo, who stated this in a statement issued in Lokoja on Sunday on the botched recall process, expressed delight that the efforts had come to a premature end through the collective will of the people of Kogi West Senatorial District.
“Melaye, the only senator our party has in Kogi State, won with 94.66 per cent leaving the remaining 5.34 per cent to the petitioners.
“The messages are very clear; that Sen. Melaye is the most popular senator ever produced by Kogi West,” the statement said.
According to the chairman, this is a sign of what to expect in the 2019 general elections. He called on the petitioners and Melaye as well as his followers to embrace peace and heed the voice of God “ because the voice of the people is the voice of God.’’
He insisted that the APC still remains the most viable alternative for good governance in the state.
“I call on all members of our party to conduct themselves in a manner that will boost the image of our great party and not things that will further cause disrepute in our party,” he said.