The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been accused by Senator Dino Melaye of conniving with former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) to strip him of his electoral victory using the electoral tribunal.
He made this allegation while speaking with newsmen on Sunday.
He alleged that a senior editor in Abuja close to Tinubu has forwarded the legal brief filed by Senator Smart Adeyemi to Adoke asking the ex-AGF to look for a judge in the Court of Appeal that would offer assistance.
The senator was said to have incurred the wrath of Tinubu after refusing to back down from supporting the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, during the just concluded election of leaders in the 8th National Assembly.
Melaye however said he has no regret over his role in the emergence of Saraki as Senate president.
In his words: “I have no regret supporting Senator Saraki and my electoral victory was ordained by God and not by man. Therefore, no mortal can reverse it.
“In God I trust, no matter how desperate they might be. I am privy to an electronic mail sent to Adoke by an Abuja-based senior editor who is close to Tinubu, in which he forwarded the court papers filed by Smart Adeyemi at the tribunal to Adoke.
“In the said e-mail, Adoke was told to look for a trusted justice in the Court of Appeal who would be useful for Smart Adeyemi.”
The Elections Petitions Tribunal in Kogi State had upheld the election of Melaye who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
Melaye defeated Adeyemi in the March 28, 2015 National Assembly election with a slim margin and was subsequently given the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Tinubu, in his reaction, through a statement by his media aide, Sunday Dare, told Melaye to look elsewhere for people to blackmail.
He said the lie told by Melaye cannot fly to anywhere as he cannot remember the last time he saw or spoke with Adoke.
Source: The Herald