Melaye weeps in church, says I was tempted to seek diabolical solution
The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Otunba 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.
Melaye who is 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.
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.”