A group under the auspices of Senator Smart Adeyemi (SSA) Continuity has described Senator Dino Melaye as an alarmist and blackmailer who should not be taken serious by Nigerians.
The group in a swift reaction to Dino’s allegation that the National leader of APC and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is working in collaboration with the former attorney general of the federation Mohamed Adoke to influence the outcome of the appeal court judgement in a suit filed by Senator Adeyemi challenging the ruling of the tribunal which struck out his petition on technical ground.
“We want to bring to the notice of the general public that Senator Dino’s allegation is a mere fiction of his imagination and loud cry of a drowning man. Recall that, at the inauguration of the tribunal, there was a strict instruction that petition should not be strike out on technicality ground. This is not the case in the petition of Senator Smart Adeyemi” the group said.
The fraud perpetrated during the election was exposed at the election petition tribunal with the recounting of votes in 21 units where about 3 thousand votes was invalidated against Senator Smart Adeyemi and same counted for Dino Melaye before the case was struck out.
Haven struck out Senator Adeyemi petition on technical ground, not minding the merit of the case and it’s overwhelming evidence, Smart Adeyemi immediately filed an appeal, a brief of which Dino Melaye was duly served and it’s in the public domain. It will be a sheer hypocrisy for anyone to treat document of an appeal already served as a secret because anyone can have access to it. The claim that an electronic mail was sent to Adoke by an unnamed Abuja based senior editor close to Tinubu to compromise and influence judges is a blatant lie which Dino Melaye has been known for. Has anybody bother to ask why Asiwaju Tinubu will want to work against the interest of his party to favour Senator Adeyemi who is not a member of APC?
We advice the general public to disregard his claim as Senator Adeyemi is busy through his lawyer in pursuit of justice and what can be described as stolen mandate, Senator Smart will never be distracted by the antics of a man widely known to blackmail top Nigerians for monetary and political gain.