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Dino Melaye: Don’t elect rascal as senator, Smart Adeyemi tells electorate

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Former senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Smart Adeyemi, has called on the electorate to dig into the background of those seeking for elective positions so as not to vote rascals and misfits.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Adeyemi, who stated this during his flag-off campaign for the senatorial seat in Koto local government on Monday, was referring to Senator Dino Melaye who he is currently contesting against.

Recall that Mr Melaye is currently standing trial for an alleged murder of a policeman in the state.

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Also, the senator had been evading arrest until the police finally laid a week-long siege into his Abuja residence before he eventually submitted himself for arrest.

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However, Mr Melaye had since been granted bail on health challenges.

But, Mr Adeyemi told the people that those to be elected into the National Assembly must not be rascals or people of questionable background.

According to him, these rascals would only go and be fighting everyone instead of attracting development to the constituency.

He said politics is a serious business that must not be left in the hands of charlatans and street fighters, stressing that the people can no longer afford to submit their collective destiny to a trouble maker.

The former president of Nigerian Union of Journalists, who was warmly welcomed as he toured the three zones of the local government, said Buhari is still the right man that can turn around the fortunes of the country and urged the people to vote for him.

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While enumerating his achievements as a two-term senator, he said if given the chance he would do more to eradicate poverty and attract more development to his constituency.

He promised that if elected, he would build a befitting township stadium in Koton Karfi, just as he had built in other communities in his constituency and ensure that he attracts agro-allied industries to cater for the peasant farmers in the area.

He urged the people especially the youths and women to engage in an aggressive door-to-door campaign to ensure that all the APC candidates win in all the positions in the next month’s general election.

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