The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Kogi, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo , says “ some ghosts “ initiated the recall process against Sen . Dino Melaye .
Ametuo , who stated this in a statement issued in Lokoja on Sunday on the botched recall process ,expressed delight that the efforts had come to a premature end through the collective will of the people of Kogi West Senatorial District .
“ Melaye , the only senator our party has in Kogi State , won with 94 . 66 per cent leaving the remaining 5 . 34 per cent to the petitioners .
“ The messages are very clear ; that Sen . Melaye is the most popular senator ever produced by Kogi West, ” the statement said .
According to the chairman , this is a sign of what to expect in the 2019 general elections .
“ No amount of financial inducement and coercion will change the will of the people of Kogi State in future elections , ’’ he said .
The APC Chairman commended the high level of neutrality and transparency displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission and other stakeholders throughout the exercise .
“ It gives us high optimism that future elections will be very free and fair . INEC therefore deserves commendations for the job well done , ” he said .
Ametuo called on the petitioners and Melaye as well as his followers to embrace peace and heed the voice of God “ because the voice of the people is the voice of God . ’’
He insisted that the APC still remains the most viable alternative for good governance in the state .
“ I call on all members of our party to conduct themselves in a manner that will boost the image of our great party and not things that will further cause disrepute in our party , ” he said .