Kogi Guber: Dino Melaye in fresh trouble, as APC calls for arrest over cybercrime allegation

..Dino Melaye admitted to hacking into INEC’s backend server on National TV — Spokesman

…APC describes Dino’s personal attack on INEC chair as immoral

By Sodiq Adelakun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has urged security agencies to promptly apprehend Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the recent Governorship election, for his alleged involvement in cybercrime.

The APC claimed that Melaye confessed to this offence during a live television program.

The Kogi APC Governorship Campaign Council criticised Melaye for asserting on national TV that he had access to the back-end server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), likening it to willingly entering a prison and requesting to be incarcerated.

The Director of Media and Publicity/Spokesman of the Campaign Council,  Kingsley Fanwo emphasised that security agencies should have an easy task in dealing with a suspect who openly admits to committing a crime.

“Dino Melaye has openly confessed that he hacked into the back-end of the Independent National Electoral Commission. He should be arrested and prosecuted for cyber crime,” Fanwo said.

He strongly criticised the former Senator for suggesting that the INEC Chairman’s children should feel ashamed of him, deeming it unnecessary, unethical, and morally wrong.

“Are Dino Melaye’s children proud of his shameless physical combats on the floor of the National Assembly? Are his children proud of the fact that their mother levelled allegations of physical injuries against their father? Are Dino’s children proud of him?

“Dino Melaye was never in the race for the Governorship. The perennial contestant was in it for business and we do not see his allegations as anything more than the ranting of a thoroughly rejected political jobber.

“We can’t beat a child and expect him not to cry. But we will be magnanimous in victory. Someone who claimed to have boycotted an election is here complaining about the conduct. He was not even at his Polling Unit to vote. How he got over 40,000 votes should be probed,” the party stated.

“We call on our members to celebrate with moderation. We are one people and we must remain united as a people. The results of the election have shown that it is our party alone that believes in the unity of our dear state. We won the election and also the battle against those who wanted to drag our state to the dark ages of ethnic division. Kogites, this victory is yours and it will herald fresh air of consolidation and continuity,” it added.

APC expressed its gratitude to the wonderful people of Kogi State for their overwhelming support in the recent election, which resulted in the victory of its candidate, Usman Ododo. The party believes that this resounding win has further solidified the bond and commitment between the APC and the people of Kogi State.

“It has also upscaled the onus of responsibility on us to continue to provide first class schools, health institutions, road infrastructure and many others that the current administration in the state has been doing over the past 7 years and 9 months,” it said.

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