How I was tempted to seek diabolical means to win 2015 election – Sen Melaye explains

Senator Dino Melaye, on Sunday stunned holy congregation at the Apostolic Church Nigeria, Oke-Ayo (Iluafon) Assembly in his home town, Ayetero-Gbede, Kogi State, when he narrated how was tempted to seek diabolical means during preparations for the 2015 general election.

According to him, the several temptations were to ascertain his fate at the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in which he floored his arch rival, Smart Adeyemi, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Melaye, who chairs the plum Senate Committee on FCT and representing Kogi West, made the revelations during a special thanksgiving service and empowerment programme for youths in the area, attended by 26 Senators and all traditional rulers in the area.

During the empowerment programme, 18 seater Toyota Hiace Bus valued at N9 million each was donated by him to the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) in Kogi West, Council of Ulamas, Kogi West and the National Automotive Technicians and Artisans Association (NATA) and Ijumu Development Union (IDU).

Other items donated include a 32 seater coastal Bus to a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) within Kogi West valued at N32 million; electric grinding machines to widows in all the 85 wards of Kogi West; sewing machines to indigent apprentice who have completed their trainings and driers and salon kits.

Melaye also doled out computers to secondary schools within the senatorial district; 250 telephones to dedicated his loyalists valued at N100,000 each.

The Senator who had earlier done 100 boreholes in Kogi West Senatorial District, gave out scholarship to indigent persons in all the wards.

He however added a new dimension to the purity and supplication when he rolled on the floor of the church, wept before God and thanking God for His mercies to the admiration of the congregation.

According to him, some of his core loyalists who were so deeply concerned about his fate ahead of the election, tempted him to seek victory prediction through different diabolical means, including soothsayers, for which he flatly rejected.

Melaye said, “When I was contesting election, even from among my supporters, some people came with various advice. In fact, somebody came that I should go to the seven Local Government Areas and fetch the soil of the seven LGs. He said that was the way to my victory and I laughed at his ignorance. But I rejected because I’ve vowed thatI will never be diabolical in my life, it pleases to served God.”

Speaking about his election court cases in the Election petition tribunal, the senator, regretted what he called “unnecessary court cases”, he went through from his political rival, but thanked God for granting him victory in all.

He said, “After the victory, I was taken to the tribunal. I’m one of the few persons in this country who was taken to different courts for four times. I went to four different courts.

It all started from the tribunal to Apeal Court. The Court of Appeal ordered retrial of the case at the tribunal and we started again.

“When again we finished from the tribunal and went back to the Court of Appeal, external forces came in. But in all these, God saw me through. External forces came in during the second time I appeared at the Court of Appeal. But God, in His mercy, gave me victory for the second time.”



  1. this means 2019 elections you are likely to attempt that diabolical means and ways to win the election,isn’t it so Mr Dino?

  2. Tell that to the Marines. You were lucky Senator Smart Adeyemi was still in the Opposition during the elections, you would have been envying the Red Chamber from outside.

  3. Politicians and thanksgiving. This are signs God told us that we see when the e end of time is near. Politicians will be sleeping with alleged man of God. Corruption will be everywhere and the poor will be hailing the corrupt.

  4. All what is trying to do now it just that he want the people to fill for him it has no meaning to me all.Because we thought he will be doing the he normally do when he was like us as ordinary Nigeria without know that he wan seek the peoples mandate and go to Abuja to do what he like now.Well he should do right thing now so people will rally round for when the is still needed.

  5. You can impress religion bigot like yourself only not Nigerian that are watching your moves, your day of reckoning is around the corner and your like in the supposed to be hallow chambers milking Nigerian’s commonwealth dry by tricky oversight, Buying N36m SUV while people from your state and local government can not feed more than once in a day. BARAWO BANSA.

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