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Melaye responsible for Kogi election violence – Yahaya Bello’s aide

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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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Mohammed Onogwu, the Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has accused Senator Dino Melaye of being responsible for the violence witnessed during the governorship election in the state.

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Mr Onogwu made the allegation while appearing on a Channels TV program on Sunday, November 24.

According to the CPS, the state government is in possession of video evidence to back their claim.

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“We have (video) clip evidence where he (Dino Melaye) was distributing money on the line where they were voting.

“Going by the reports that various observers have turned in after the election, the Governorship election was largely adjudged as being fair and credible.

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“All the violence that took place in the last elections was orchestrated by Senator Dino Melaye who was a candidate in that election,” he said.

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