The Kogi chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has denied suggestions that it collapsed its structure into another party ahead of the governorship election in the state.
ADC chairman in Kogi, Adaji John, made the clarification in a statement on Sunday, August 13.
Adaji was reacting to reports that the Ida local government chairman of the ADC, Adejo Ameadaji, had dumped the party and collapsed its structure into that of Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the election.
He stressed that the ADC candidate, Leke Abejide, remains in contention to become the Kogi state governor and that Melaye might have been scammed.
“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’s to scam him – and they succeeded,” Adaji said.
“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 to pay 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’.”
Describing Melaye as a “purveyor of falsehood,” Adaji noted that the former Kogi senator was already threading the part of APC and Yahaya Bello.
“Unlike the governor who managed to back his kangaroo decamping stories with some pictures, Dino Melaye failed to show any – this is the new low of peddling fake news that the PDP candidate has been associated with for a long time, just to confuse the people of the state of phyric relevance.”
He urged the electorates to disregard the news adding that ADC is still in contention for the governorship election in Kogi state.