The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Honorable Dino Melaye, has expressed his displeasure over the Kogi West Senatorial rerun election which held last Saturday.
Melaye made this declaration on Wednesday, while claiming that he had won the senatorial election by a wide margin. He added that nobody would take his "seat in the National Assembly."
He had submitted a petition with 21 video CDs documenting evidence of electoral malpractice that marred the election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja.
The embattled lawmaker alleged that thugs led by the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly were captured on video snatching ballot boxes. Melaye also claimed that the thugs filled up the boxes with ballot thumbs printed in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
"In Igbeda ward, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly led thugs in snatching ballot boxes and these ballot boxes were taken to a designated centre where they were filled with ballot papers ... in favour of APC.
"All these results were returned by INEC in favour of APC. All areas were you witnessed killings, shootings, helicopters releasing bullets and teargas results were returned," he said.