Nigerians on social media are mocking Sen Dino Melaye, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State over his defeat in Saturday’s election.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Usman Ododo, as the winner of the Kogi state governorship election.
The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Johnson Urama of the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, announced the results at the INEC state collation centre in Lokoja, the state capital, on Sunday night.
Ododo polled 446,237 votes to defeat Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who came second with 259,052 votes.
Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 46,362 votes.
The election results sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians, while some people faulted the election process, others mocked Melaye.
@Laurestar wrote: “@_dinomelaye He was fine. He was celebrating Usman Ododo. But now, he’s crying.”
@TheTope_Ajayi wrote: “What song will Dino Melaye sing today or tomorrow?”
@suzylycious_hawlt wrote: “Rubbish election. The election was rigged. Dino is the rightful winner.”
@slanto wrote: “They run Dino street. I am happy he lost.”
@mr-olu wrote: “Na selection dem dey do for this country hmmmm.Dino would be in uncontrollable tears”
@mr_matus wrote: “Them suppose remove Senator from Dino name..See as them rubbish you with distance Third after all your plenty talk.Elections are won on ground you sef suppose prepare cos you know as e de be..Just forget politics and enter entertainment..Embarrassing”