Melaye urges Senate to investigate fraud in 2019 Elections

By Editor on 14/03/2019

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Dino Melaye
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SENATOR Dino Melaye, Wednesday, urged the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly to beam its searchlight on the militarisation that he claimed characterised the presidential election in Nigeria on February 9 and that of last Saturday for governorship and Houses of Assembly.

But before the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State, could go through with his words on his allegation of fraud, he was shouted down by his colleagues, who apparently did not want the matter discussed.

Dino, one of the Senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and one of the few vocal voices in the current Senate, had approached his colleagues through a point of order.

Fresh from winning a return to the Senate, the few amongst the APC defectors to do so, he had prayed the red Chambers to bring a motion to the effect that election held on 23rd February and 9th March was militarised, arguing that it would be cowardice for Senators to close their eyes to brazen electoral malpractices.

His words: “Mr President, distinguished colleagues I rise this morning through Order 42 as a true representative of the people to bring to the attention of the Senate on elections held on 23rd February and 9th March 2019.”

“I want to say, the elections were militarized and I want the Senate to discuss this matter for posterity sake.

“If this matter is discussed and reasons for military operation is discovered, Mr President can be properly advised.

“Please permit me, Mr Senate President, to bring a full motion on another legislative day.”

Immediately, the matter was put to voice votes by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, there was thunderous ”nay”, suggesting that the chamber wouldn’t want elections debated particularly the APC lawmakers.

Saraki, however, argued that the motion having come through Order 42 needed one fifth to be sustained, hence, he ordered Dino to bring the motion on the next legislative day.

Posted 14/03/2019 03:20:33 AM

 

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